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File #: 20-0372    Version: 1 Name: Adopt Resolution Accepting Monetary Donation to the Fresno County District Attorney's Office to fund the Identification Theft Prosecution Unit
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 4/2/2020 In control: District Attorney
On agenda: 5/12/2020 Final action: 5/12/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 20-170
Title: Adopt Resolution accepting and expressing gratitude for the donation of $300,000 from Table Mountain Rancheria for the Fresno County District Attorney's Identification Theft Prosecution Unit for FY 2019-20.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Resolution No. 20-170
DATE: May 12, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa A. Smittcamp, District Attorney

SUBJECT: Adopt Resolution Accepting Monetary Donation to the Fresno County District Attorney's Office to Fund the Identification Theft Prosecution Unit

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Adopt Resolution accepting and expressing gratitude for the donation of $300,000 from Table Mountain Rancheria for the Fresno County District Attorney's Identification Theft Prosecution Unit for FY 2019-20.
REPORT
Since 2010, the Fresno County District Attorney's Identification (ID) Theft Prosecution Unit has received generous donations from the Table Mountain Rancheria. With your Board's acceptance of this $300,000 donation, Table Mountain Rancheria will have donated a total of $9,300,000 in support of the District Attorney's ID Theft Unit. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Should your Board not approve the recommended action, the continuation of the District Attorney's ID Theft Prosecution Unit at the current level may not be possible.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. Table Mountain Rancheria provided a $300,000 donation on April 1, 2020, which was deposited into the ID Theft Special Revenue Fund 0060, Subclass 17208, and, once accepted by your Board, will be used to offset costs associated with the District Attorney's ID Theft Unit for FY 2019-20. Appropriations of $1,389,300 and estimated revenues in the amount of $1,200,000 for the ID Theft program are included in the District Attorney-Grants Org 2862 Adopted Budget for FY 2019-20.

DISCUSSION:

ID theft is taking the personal identifying information of another, and using it for any unlawful purpose (Cal. Penal Code ? 530.5). It is a serious crime with serious consequences.

According to "2018 Identity Fraud: Fraud enters a new Era of Complexity," from Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2017, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud, a record hig...

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