The San Diego Sheriff’s Department investigates cases involving credit card offenses, counterfeit and "bad" checks, embezzlement, false impersonation, fraud, forgery and identity theft. 

IDENTITY THEFT

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States and its effects are felt worldwide.  For assistance and fraud protection, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mandated to monitor and record all complaints in the United States. Reporting forms and information are available at their website http://www.ftc.gov.

San Diego Sheriff’s Department Identity Theft Quick Reference Guide (English)
San Diego Sheriff’s Department Identity Theft Quick Reference Guide (Spanish)
Fraud Investigation Information Request Template

If you or someone you know is a victim of a financial crime, contact the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.