Identity theft is among the most egregious non-violent crimes which can be perpetrated against an individual. This happens when someone decides to take your private information without knowledge or your given permission. In fact, this crime is more than a slight irritation. It's an all-out assault on your finances and credit history and it may take a significant of time if you're not careful, to restore both. Your bank account can deflate, inflate charges on your charge cards, file tax returns in your name and even go as far as giving your name, address and other bogus information during their arrest. Sadly, even children aren't safe from this despicable action, therefore it may be wise to check to see in case your kid has a credit history in their own name.