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St. Louis lawmaker has personal reasons for sponsoring bill.

February 19, 2004
By: Lindsay Shively
State Capital Bureau

A St. Louis lawmaker wants to expand the crime of identification theft. Lindsay Shively has the story.

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Sen. Maida Coleman, a Democrat from St. Louis City, is sponsoring a bill that will add several forms of identification to the crime of identity theft. Coleman says this growing problem deserves attention.

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Contents: ID theft is a huge problem and we need to be proactive.

The added forms include drivers license numbers, social security numbers, and other forms of information. From the State Capitol, I'm Lindsay Shively

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A St. Louis lawmaker sponsoring a bill expanding what defines identity theft experiences the crime in her own family. Lindsay Shively has the story.

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Sen. Maida Coleman, a Democrat from St. Louis City, may have personal reasons for sponsoring a bill expanding the crime of identity theft. Coleman's son was a recent victim of this crime.

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Contents: My son was a victim of identity theft when he travelled last summer.

The information taken from Coleman's son was lifted off of his credit card while he was running a tab in a California bar. From the State Capitol, I'm Lindsay Shively