Economic Crime Unit
The District Attorney's Economic Crime Unit investigates and prosecutes identity theft and other financial crimes. Through collaborative investigations, aggressive prosecution and fraud prevention community programs we hold offender accountable, while protecting the rights of victims.
Identity theft describes a variety of criminal acts in which your personal and/or financial information is stolen and then your identity is used by another for their personal gain.
The District Attorney's Office takes an aggressive approach to not only the investigation and prosecution of identity theft, but also the role of prevention. Even with a no-nonsense approach to these crimes, consumers will never be bullet proof. But with prevention practices in place, consumers can better protect themselves.
A second grand jury was impaneled in Jefferson County in 2005 with a specific focus on identity theft, fraud and other financial crimes.
The District Attorney's Consumer Fraud Unit investigates violations of criminal statutes and enforces the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. In these investigations, the District Attorney's Office is a law enforcement agency and cannot be a substitute for Small Claims Court or any other civil remedies.
Last Modified: Feb 1, 2013 05:33 PM