Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Informative Presentation by Lori Mambelli

Teaneck, NJ (March 2, 2006)—Could you be a victim of identity theft? Every day, criminals are using increasingly sophisticated methods to bypass security systems and steal identities. To address this issue, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Criminal Justice and the Weiner Library are presenting “Identity Theft Awareness,” a lecture led by Lori Mambelli, adjunct professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Sheriff’s Officer Captain for the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 7 p.m., in the Weiner Library Auditorium on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.

“Being a victim of identity theft myself, I have a passion for helping to resolve the problem,” says Mambelli, “The government targets the identity theft criminal as the main problem, but in my opinion, the availability of our personal information is the real issue. Prevention is the key.” In her lecture, she will cover the types of identity theft, how they can happen, laws that protect your rights, how to prevent theft and what to do if you are a victim. She will provide examples from her extensive career, tips she learned through experience and personal advice.

Mambelli earned her bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University and completed her masters degree in administrative science at FDU. She has more than 17 years of experience working with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, and is currently the Unit Commander for the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Archives, Coordinator of the Sheriff’s Internship Program, and in 2003, she was assigned as Commander of the newly merged Bureau of Criminal Identification and Archives.

Mambelli has received extensive training in recognizing fraudulent identification, law enforcement identification and criminal systems. She works directly with Social Security offices, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Motor Vehicles, postal inspectors, superior court judges, county clerk offices and other agencies that must determine the validity of identification documents on a daily basis. Mambelli teaches fraudulent document recognition training at the Passaic County Police Academy.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Weiner Library Auditorium is located on River Road in Teaneck, NJ. For more information, call 201-692-2608.

Metropolitan Campus

Mariellen Brown

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Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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