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Vanderloop: Support Marsy's Law for Wisconsin

Vanderloop: Support Marsy's Law for Wisconsin

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I'm Cheryl and I'm proud to serve as the Racine County chair for Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. I became passionate about the effort to strengthen the rights of crime victims after becoming a victim of identity theft. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States with more than 13 million victims each year.

Being a victim of identity theft has left me feeling vulnerable, frustrated and many times angry. I have always been very careful with my credit — not sharing my personal information, especially online, or during phone use. I've always strived to keep my credit at a good rate. I'm diligent with paying bills on time. When I was informed that my identity was stolen, I was shocked, but that surprise quickly turned to anger.

Being a victim of identity theft has impacted my life in so many ways. I have had to cancel credit cards, place a freeze on my credit, and even file an Identity Theft Report with the Federal Trade Commission. Even as this experience turned my life upside down, I did not feel that I could seek recourse with my local police. I simply did not think they would take it seriously or would be able to do anything about it.

This is why I hope you’ll join me in supporting Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. With Marsy’s Law in place, it is my sincere hope that other victims will know their rights and be empowered to come forward and seek justice.

Cheryl Vanderloop

Burlington

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