The Mono County Sheriff's Department Investigation Unit is staffed by two full-time investigators. These investigators are stationed in both the north and south sections of the county. Typically the investigators are assigned their case load by the geographical location of the crime itself. On occasion, the investigator can be assigned a case outside their normal area of coverage, depending on the individual case circumstances, the investigator's expertise, etc.
Our investigators handle any and all cases to conclusion. After their investigation is complete, the case would then be taken to the District Attorney's office for charges to be filed for criminal prosecution if necessary. The Mono County Sheriff's Department also utilizes various law enforcement or governmental agencies to assist with investigations as needed.
Identity Theft is one of the more recent topics and concerns for the public. This crime is on the increase across the entire country, although it is not a huge problem in Mono County, it still can occur. Identity Theft can occur and you can become a victim without being aware that your identity has been compromised. Remember to review your credit reports on a routine basis and watch for any unauthorized activity. If you determine that your identity has been stolen, below is a checklist to help assist you in dealing with the crime.
- Report the crime to your local law enforcement agency.
- Report the crime to the three major credit bureaus - Experian (888) 397-3742; Equifax (800) 525-6285; TransUnion (800) 680-7289.
- Call all creditors and advise them of the crime. Some creditors will ask you to fill out a fraud affidavit. If so, you can access this form from the Federal Trade Commission website.
- Request information on any fraudulent accounts from your creditors.
Remember these are only a few informational guidelines to assist you in dealing with Identity Theft. For further information, please visit the Federal Trade Commission or the US Department of Justice websites for further details specifically related to Identity Theft.