Civil Liberties

Toddler ID Theft on the Rise

Majority of cases remain unreported


SAN DIEGO, Calif. — It's hard to imagine a toddler who owns a new car or who is thousands of dollars in debt. But experts say it's happening all over the country.

It's of one of the fastest growing crimes in America—- thieves who steal children's identities. And most people don't even know they're a victim.

With one year left in high school, Nicole Garcia is excited about a career in the Navy and gaining some independence. Wanting to prepare her for the future, her father, Raymond Garcia, went to the bank to open Nicole's very first checking account. But something unexpected happened.