Here are some steps you should take if your driver's license has been stolen or if it is lost and you believe it could be used in a crime:
File a police report: Contact the jurisdiction where the crime occurred. Having a copy of the theft will help if you need documentation.
Contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office: The Identity Theft Unit will help victims rectify the effects of identity theft and can provide you with a consumer advocate to help. For more information, go to https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/identitytheft or call 800-282-0515
Contact the Identity Theft Resource Center: The nonprofit has a lot of information online and free counselors to help victims of identity theft or people who want to talk about more prevention tips. For a fact sheet with driver's license theft tips, go to https://tinyurl.com/2s2mbkmm The nonprofit can also be reached at https://www.idtheftcenter.org/ or 888-400-5530
Contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles: If you have a police report that your stolen driver's license has been used in a crime, contact your local BMV office to get an alert or a new driver's license issued. https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/index.aspx
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: What to do if my Ohio driver's license is stolen? Follow these tips