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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue for theft of property, damage of property, extortion, fraud, forgery, harassment of government law enforcement

9 people involve, police officer on video surrounding my house, and entering my mailbox to receive my info .

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 4, 2022

You may or may not have a Governmental Tort Liability Act/ 18 USC Section 1983 action, as it sounds like you were not charged. But you will need damages, which are capped. Consult with a competent attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Consumer Law, Contracts and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: A person with the same name used to live at my address. The creditor sued and won a judgement. I never got notice.

Did the creditor win a judgement against anyone with that name at my address or against specifically the person who made the contract. Can I be considered liable for the debt? Do I need to countersue this creditor for the mistake?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 14, 2022

You must hire an attorney. Setting aside such a Judgment will be difficult and will require some very precise pleadings. You will have to go to Court and prove you are not the proper Judgment Debtor. Time is running against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: Identity frauded somebody made themselves trustee of me I did not no about and I have names
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 18, 2021

Call your Sheriff and report it with all details known.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: Somebody stole and signed over my vehicle title to themselves and brought the police and got my vehicle what can I do

Columbia, Tennessee; Maury county

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 7, 2021

An action for Conversion in General Sessions Court might be best option. But it sounds like someone pawned the Title, then repossessed the collateral.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: If my Ex girlfriend stole my stimulus check 2&3 and cashed both how should I press charges
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 15, 2021

Talk to your Sheriff's Department and ask to speak to an Investigator. Have all the facts ready to disclose the Theft of Property. Remember you are the witness/victim and you will have to testify, but it is the State's Case. When the Charges come up in Court tell the DA you want... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: If I have permission to get money from a debt card (pin, account password) can I be punished for overdraft
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 16, 2021

The account holder will be getting a charge from the Bank. But if you take out more money than you were authorized by the account holder, then that is Theft of Property, which could be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount stolen. You could also be sued by the account holder.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: How likely is it to be convicted for identity theft if you only possess someone else's state licensed ID?

That individual was charged with identity theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Could that charge be reduced to criminal impersonation?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Nov 27, 2020

It could be but it is likely to be convicted. I suggest that individual get an attorney to fight for that reduction.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: Stolen Check / Identity Thief

Someone passed a stolen check of mine and made a purchase of over $1000 at a Tennessee Walmart in late 2001. I was not aware of this until June 2020 when I was trying to purchase a handgun and was rejected by the TBI. The information I was given is that there is a case against me in the county... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 20, 2020

Most importantly, you need to know if it was only a charge, or a conviction. A charge is not a firearm disability although the TBI will not okay your firearm purchase from a FFL. But a conviction, and a felony at that, will be life changing. Hopefully it is only a charge, and a very good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: What steps can I take to protect myself from financial abuse by my ex?

He has taken the information off my license and has my social security number and has already set up a credit karma account for me. I am in a program in which the government assigned me an address. But I’m afraid of him using my information when it comes to tax time (since I can legally claim the... Read more »

Johnny Quitman Rasberry
Johnny Quitman Rasberry answered on May 9, 2020

If you have an attorney, then tell your attorney. It sounds as if you are in a divorce proceeding and he may have violated the automatic injunction. If you do not have an attorney, get one.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Identity Theft and Intellectual Property for Tennessee on
Q: It was my idea for the slide to cover phone cameras I got inventionland caught red handed stealing it by fake Litigation

I’m looking for an honest patent attorney to help me claim my hats rightfully mine

Robyn T. Williams
Robyn T. Williams answered on Feb 22, 2020

Additional information is required to properly assess your claim to IP rights. Email me at to set up time for a call to discuss.

Robyn T. Williams, Esq.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: My caretaker took $30,000 out of my bank account using my pin number after he his my medication and made me bed ridden.

The bank denied my despute. What can I do?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jan 5, 2020

I would talk to the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: What if you receive a parking citation via mail from a city 3 hours away, but you were not in that city on that day?

Received what appears to be a parking citation via mail. Neither I, nor my vehicle were anywhere near that city, 3 hours away from me, on the day that the ticket was issued. This appears to have been issued based solely on my license plate number. I called the court office and they said that the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 17, 2019

Parking Tickets are not Moving Violations of the Rules of the Road. Usually City/County Ordinance or Code violations. That is non-criminal. You can go to Court and contest, or forget about it. It will not generate points but might affect your credit score. I fail to see how this could affect... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Divorce and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Responsible for ex spouse loans fraudulently taken out using forged signature?
Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on May 2, 2017

Your question/statement is unclear- If I understand it- No, you are not responsible for a loan if someone forged your signature on it. However, you must prove the forgery ( it may take a handwriting expert). You should report this immediately to local law enforcement- forgery is a crime ( a felony)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: If someone steals your identity can I sue the companies where they where employed?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 20, 2011

I am not an attorney licensed in Tennessee so you should consult with a local lawyer. Generally, if there was negligence on the part of the employer that resutled in the ID theft, you may have a cause of action.

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