Holiday Shopping and Identity Theft
When you are out shopping for the holidays, it is important to protect yourself, your purchases, and your identity. Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples says when shopping, prepare yourself. Be alert to what is happening around you.
Maples says leave items like bulky purses in your vehicle when shopping.
The trunk is also a good place to keep your purchases as you continue shopping at other stores.
He reminds the women that are carrying a purse to keep it on them and keep it closed.
If you are a victim, report it to the police as soon as possible and you will need to report it in the community where that crime happened,