A King County resident?s identity was stolen by an employee of a local car dealership. The employee used the stolen, personal information to apply for an expensive car loan for himself. Soon after getting the car, the employee stopped making payments, subjecting the identity-theft victim to aggressive collection efforts by the lender. A legal aid attorney provided the lender with the needed information to release the victim from liability on the car loan. Without legal help, this person?s credit may have been irreparably damaged and affected other issues including housing and employment.
Alliance Member: Northwest Justice Project