Resident Identity Reportedly Used For Newark Drug Charges

On April 8, 2011, a resident reported identity theft. The victim stated he has been receiving legal notices from the City of Newark regarding pending court cases. The cases involve arrests for drug charges. The victim stated he has been receiving these notices for approximately 18 months and denies being responsible for these matters and suspects an estranged family member is using his identity.

The victim was advised to contact the City of Newark in order to clear up any legal matters attributed to him. He was also advised to closely monitor his credit and financial statements as to avoid future issues of identity theft.