Report Identity Theft
If you think you have been the victim of Identity Theft
please call 911 to file a report as soon as possible. Identity
theft is serious. While some identity theft victims can resolve
their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and
many days repairing damage to their good name and credit record.
Some consumers victimized by identity theft may lose out on job
opportunities, or be denied loans for education, housing or cars
because of negative information on their credit reports. In rare
cases, they may even be arrested on warrants for crimes they did
As the victim, if you want to be entered into the Identity
Theft Victim File you must make the request at the time you are
contacted by the deputy. It is helpful if you have the
Theft Victim Info and
Waiver forms completed at the time you are making your
report. The Identity Theft Victim File serves as a means
for law enforcement to “flag” stolen identities and identify the
imposter when contacted by law enforcement.
What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft occurs when a criminal steals personal
identifying information such as name, birth date, Social
Security number or your mother’s maiden name and uses it for
their own gain. Sometimes criminals also use your stolen
information during an arrest, compromising your identity with
potential employers, volunteer coordinators or others who
conduct background checks.
Thefts of your personal information can occur in a variety of
ways, including lost or stolen credit or debit cards, non-secure
online transactions, personal information recovered from your
garbage, misuse by friends or family and most frequently, stolen
mail from your mailbox.
Individuals who have common names may also suffer from
compromised identity if another person with a similar name and
date of birth has a criminal history record on file.
Compromised Identity Claim (CIC)
If you have filed a police report for Identity Theft and
included the ID Theft Victim Info and ID Theft Waiver forms you
are eligible to file a Compromised Identity Claim with the
Washington State Patrol (WSP). A Compromised Identity
Claim (CIC) claimant is issued a letter from WSP with
identifying information and verifying that the claimant is not
the same person as the other individual on file in the database.
It also provides for a wallet card bearing the claimant’s name,
SID, photograph and thumbprint. Additionally, a notation that
your personal identification has been submitted to the
Identification and Criminal History Section of WSP is provided
on a background check.
If you reside in unincorporated Snohomish County you may
apply for a Compromised Identity Claim at the Snohomish County
Sheriff’s Office. Bring the completed
Compromised Identity Claim form, a current 2” x 2” passport
photo, a check or money order in the amount of $26 made out to
WSP to at the Sheriff’s Office, Courthouse Building, 4th
floor, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA. You must appear in
person as you will need to be fingerprinted. Please be sure to
read the instructions thoroughly before completing the CIC form.
The Sheriff’s Office will mail ALL information in to the CHS
Unit, along with your photo, fingerprints and $26 fee.
Contact or Visit the Records Unit
Snohomish County Sheriff
Courthouse – 4th floor
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday