Authorities in Houston, Texas are still searching for 45-year-old fugitive, Shonda Renee Stubblefield, who is facing a 10-count indictment for charges that include: theft of public money, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.  Click here to read the full story on KPRC Click2Houston.

“The indictment alleges Stubblefield was the owner of World Corporation Inc. and participated in the federally-funded telework program. She allegedly stole approximately $126,000 from the CMAQ program by submitting invoices and employee time sheets that falsely documented her participation in the program. The indictment alleges Stubblefield provided false and fraudulent bank records, match documents and a fictitious client list to H-GAC as part of her fraud scheme.”

Credit report errors and background report errors can keep identity theft victims from getting credit.  Credit report errors and background report errors can also keep identity theft victims from getting jobs or housing.

Identity theft victims have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  For example, identity theft victims have the right to order two free credit reports a year from all three credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.  Identity theft victims also have a right to dispute credit report errors and background report errors.

Identity theft victims may have false personal information, accounts or inquiries that appear on a credit report or background report.  The information is false because it is does not belong to the identity theft victim.  In other words, the information is false because it is “not mine.”   False information on credit reports and background reports should be disputed by identity theft victims.  Credit report and background report disputes should be made in writing and mailed by certified mail return receipt requested.

The FCRA requires consumer reporting agencies to reinvestigate dispute information.  The credit bureaus must delete the disputed information or reinvestigate it.  If the credit bureaus verify false information, then you may be entitled to money damages and attorney fees.

Are you a victim of identity theft?  Have you discovered credit report errors?  Have you discovered background report errors?  Have you disputed the fraudulent information to the credit bureaus and the credit bureaus verified the false information belongs to you?

The Adkins Firm represents identity theft victims.  Our firm represents clients who discovered fraudulent information on their credit reports or background reports and need help with the next steps.  We help identity theft victims from start to finish even if it means filing a lawsuit in federal court to clear our clients’ names.

If you are a victim of identity theft or need assistance in getting your financial reputation back, contact attorney Micah S. Adkins of The Adkins Firm, P.C. for a free case evaluation today.  Don’t be a silent victim. Remember, it’s your credit report!