Sunday, October 19, 2008

How are we going to get enforcement against ID Theft?!

From the NY Times - Very bad news regarding the ability of the federal government to help get the bad guys - big and small and for our purposes the ID theft crooks who are lurking out there every day of the week. You government slashers, don't we need more white hats to fight the bad guys?! C'mon Git 'Er Done!

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is struggling to find enough agents and resources to investigate criminal wrongdoing tied to the country’s economic crisis, according to current and former bureau officials.

Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times

The bureau slashed its criminal investigative work force to expand its national security role after the Sept. 11 attacks, shifting more than 1,800 agents, or nearly one-third of all agents in criminal programs, to terrorism and intelligence duties. Current and former officials say the cutbacks have left the bureau seriously exposed in investigating areas like white-collar crime, which has taken on urgent importance in recent weeks because of the nation’s economic woes.

The pressure on the F.B.I. has recently increased with the disclosure of criminal investigations into some of the largest players in the financial collapse, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The F.B.I. is planning to double the number of agents working financial crimes by reassigning several hundred agents amid a mood of national alarm. But some people inside and out of the Justice Department wonder where the agents will come from and whether they will be enough.
I am a smaller government guy myself but NOT in areas of security, safety, and law enforcement!


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At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Rob Douglas - Editor, said...

There is already a lack of federal resources fighting identity theft. I share the author's concern that the situation will only get worse.


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