Identity theft: The fastest growing crime in the country

Identity theft is a phrase that has infiltrated American vocabulary through news media, legislation and advertising. But according to John Gardner, identity theft is not just a buzz word and the attention the issue has received is not hype or fear mongering. "This is not a light concern, it is very real," Gardner said. Federal Trade Commission statistics show it as the fastest growing crime in the country.

Gardner, an attorney, former South Carolina legislator, syndicated columnist and host of a weekly television segment, spends a lot of time researching and talking about identity theft. He is also writing a book on the subject titled "What's Yours is Mine, or Soon Will Be." The Johnson County Sun

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