Identity Theft / Fraud

The Sherman Police Department Criminal Investigations Division actively investigates reported financial crimes of all types including Identity Theft, Credit / Debit Card Fraud, and Forgery. These investigations are often very complex and due to privacy laws and regulations, it often takes a detective weeks or even months to get information from financial institutions that you as a victim can get within days.

If you have been a victim of identity theft / fraud, and you haven't already done so, report the fraud to the following organizations:

1. Place a fraud alert(s) on your credit reports, and review the reports for signs of fraud.
 Equifax TransUnion Experian
Consumer Fraud Division
Fraud Victim Assistant Dept.
National Consumer Assist.
800-525-6285
800-680-7289
888-397-3742
PO Box 740256
PO Box 6790
PO Box 9530

Atlanta, GA 30374

Fullerton, CA 92834

Allen, TX 75013


2. Close the accounts that you know, or believe, have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.

3. Keep a copy of all documents and information you receive for your records.


Reporting the Crime
In order to conduct a thorough investigation of your case, certain information is needed. All of the information required can be obtained by you and it will assist in reducing the lengthy process of a detective obtaining the information. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION, YOUR CASE WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED FOR INVESTIGATION.

Please be aware that according to state law Credit / Debit Card Abuse and Forgery must be filed in the jurisdiction where the offense occurred. Identity Theft can be filed in the jurisdiction where the offense occurred or where the victim resides.

Once you click on the crime below that is appropriate to your situation, you will then be able to submit all of the information. It is essential that the information you provide be accurate and true.

Identity Theft - If someone uses your personal information without your consent to open an account or conduct a transaction. Personal information is that information that alone or in combination identifies an individual and includes information such as your name, date of birth, social security number or other identifying information.

Credit / Debit Card Abuse - If someone uses your credit / debit card without authorization.

Forgery of a Check - If someone makes, alters, completes, or passes a check on your account without your authorization.

Once the applicable form is filled out COMPLETELY, a report will be generated by the Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU).

Someone will contact you regarding the final disposition of the report.