Secret Service Agent to lead seminar on Identity Theft
Thursday, October 3 at 7pm in the Sanctuary

The investigative supervisor for the Secret Service in St. Louis will conduct a seminar on Identity Theft, and how to protect against it, on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Webster Groves Christian Church. The seminar will begin at 7 p.m. Attendance is free of charge.

Douglas Roberts, Assistant to the Special U.S. Secret Service Agent in Charge, will discuss common methods of identity theft, including mail and trash theft. He will lead a short case study on St. Louis area credit card/check frauds involving re-encoded cards, skimmers (ATM and gas pump), computer phishing and common scams on the Internet. He will close with questions.

Agent Roberts has been assigned to the St. Louis office of the U.S. Secret Service for three years after assignments as supervisor of the Waco, TX and Springfield, MO offices, and investigator in Kansas City. He did his protective assignment in Washington during the Clinton/Gore and Bush/Cheney Administrations. A nearly 23-year veteran of the Secret Service, he began his law enforcement career with five years as a police officer in Kansas City.

The seminar is being sponsored by Webster Groves Christian Church. The public is invited.