Now that Councilwoman Kristin Olsen and others, except Will O'Bryant and Janice Keating, have made Dumpster diving a misdemeanor that Modesto police will have discretion to ignore, as some say is done on burglary calls, perhaps they can address the other side of identity theft, and penalize the mortgage company responsible for Rod Olsen's identity theft for improper disposal of sensitive personal information. That fine could be, say, $1,000.
It may be just as hard to collect from the evacuated mortgage companies that stiffed the janitorial contractors, as referred to in one of Jeff Jardine's columns.
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