In response to the rise in identity thefts, Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss and District Attorney Jeff Rosen will host a forum on identity-theft prevention tonight, March 15, at Avenidas.
Palo Alto had 182 cases of identity theft of various kinds in 2011, up 7.7 percent from 2010, according to Palo Alto police statistics.
The forum is free and is open to the public. Speakers include Neal O'Farrell, executive director of the Identity Theft Council, Palo Alto police Sgt. James Reifschneider, Patti Mcrae, director of mediation services, Consumer Protection Unit, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, and Janet Berry, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
The event takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 450 Bryant St., La Comida Room, Palo Alto. RSVPs can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 408-299-5059.