Most identity theft cases go unsolved

Most identity theft cases go unsolved
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- If your identity is stolen -- justice may be hard to come by. The KIMA Crime Tracker looked into how many cases are actually solved.

We found there were 35 cases of identity theft *reported in Yakima County last year. Of those, three were unfounded. Only four wound up with someone arrested. That's about 10 percent of all reported cases.

Police will also tell you many go unreported.

We talked to a woman who says buying locally can offer some protection.

"I don't do all of my shopping online," said Char Stading. "I prefer buying locally. And I think that's where a lot of the problem lays. Especially if it's a company you're not so sure about."

There are several ways you can protect yourself from identity theft if you're concerned about becoming a victim. You can start by calling your insurance company or bank for their advice.