My question involves civil rights in the State of: California.
I contacted police in 1996 to report identity theft. The police arrested me instead of the party that racked up $23,115 in credit card bills. (long story) It fell within the 1 year that was required of me to report. Now it is 2011 and the same people have duped me several other times into thinking that they would repay me but only to get me into more trouble. I got exonerated by one card company and will be treating this as a fraud case. But the thing I would like to know is why did the investigator with the same police department I went to in 1996 not able to find my initial report of identity theft? If the report was still on file, would that void out the 3 or 7 years of statute of limitations and can re-open any claims?