Local May 26, 2014 | 10:07 am

High tech thwarts 93 identity thefts: Official

Santo Domingo.- Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario on Sunday revealed that 92 attempts by people who’ve tried to obtain more than one ID card (cedula) have been thwarted, as the result of the high security in the new system to issue the document.

He said many of those people tried to steal other citizen’s identity, but were easily caught with the high tech being used in the documentation process across the country.

The official said when people went to get their ID cardand placed their 10 fingerprints the system rejected it, which in many cases were the result of ID theft by others.

He said some people have also tried to get a second cedula with a different name.

Rosario said the names of people using stolen identities will be published on the JCE Website: www.jce.gob.do and in the media, to determine their true identities, and urged those who suspect their identity was stolen to visit one of its offices to correct it.

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