Imagine turning 18 years-old; finally ready to take on your dreams as an independent young man or woman.
At this age, you feel like you have reached a starting point in life’s journey and are bursting with potential.
Now picture yourself as an 18 year-old aging out of foster care.
Life has already dealt you a set of circumstances that have interrupted your childhood, separated you from your biological parents and in some cases, your entire natural family.
You, alone, will now be responsible for your well being, housing, continued education, and economic future.
But you are ready for the opportunity to create your own future. Then, once again, life throws you a curve and you are faced with a new challenge: identity fraud.
WISN 12’s investigative reporter Colleen Henry reported on the story of two sisters, who were former foster children that discovered their identity had been stolen and personal credit ruined while in the state of Wisconsin’s care.
The sisters would learn that while they were still minors and being cared for by foster parents, they already had a house, a car, credit cards, and a bankruptcy in listed in their name. Continue reading at the Milwaukee Courier....
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