By ZEINAB NAJM
HEIGHTS — A woman living in the 6400 block of Vernon contacted police March 23 after her identity was stolen to file for Michigan unemployment benefits.
Through her son, who acted as a translator, the woman said
said that on March 19, she received a letter from the Michigan Unemployment Agency regarding benefits opened using his mother’s name and Social Security number. She hadn’t filed or given anyone permission to file for benefits.
The son assisted his mother in placing a freeze on her credit reports along with filing a fraud report with the agency.
The mother said she would pursue charges if a perpetrator can be identified.