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Boston Police and Identity Theft

A probe into alleged corruption at the Boston Police Department is leading to renewed calls for greater protection from identity theft.

The Massachusetts public interest research group is again calling on lawmakers to act on pending legislation that would give consumers new tools to fight identity theft.

It comes in the wake of an investigation by the FBI and Boston Police that accused three officers in a wide-ranging crime ring that included allegedly stealing the identities of dozens of unwitting motorists, either those they pull over or people they noticed driving expensive cars.

So just how much access to personal information do police officers have?

Michael Barnett a former law enforcement officer, now the CEO of Global Fraud Solutions spoke with Deb Becker about this issue. Click the listen link above to hear their conversation.

This program aired on July 26, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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