A Rio Grande Valley man is still fighting identity theft after more than 15 years of losing his wallet with his personal information. The man using his identity lives and works in Tennessee. His Social Security number, bank information and birth date were stolen.
Ricardo Garcia said he can’t even renew his driver’s license, because the thief has his license. He said identity theft has caused a long list of problems.
“I went to go get insurance for my vehicle, and it shows that there’s two accidents… in the past,” Garcia said. “Medicare has canceled a couple times… because they say you have the other insurance.”
Garcia realized his identity was being used when his Social Security benefits changed. The man using Garcia’s identity started working for an agricultural corporation in Tennessee. He still works there, and he even has a 401K tied to Garcia’s bank account.
Garcia said he’s trying to sort his life out. Continue reading at KRGV-TV....
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