Utah Department of Public Safety

BCI - Identity Theft and Criminal Records

Identity theft is very much a part of our world today, and is growing at an alarming rate. The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) is aware that there are many victims of identity theft and out staff is willing to help those affected. Following are some steps that need to be taken to begin the process of removing your name or other identifying information from a criminal record at BCI.

  • Fill out the correct BCI Form (Form 98-1-03 revised 12/09 Application for Criminal History Record Review) to request a copy of criminal record. Please mention that you are victim of identity theft and believe that your name or other identifying information has been used in connection with criminal activity. You can submit the completed application in person at our office located at 3888 West 5400 South (behind McDonald's) in Salt Lake City or through the mail. If the fingerprints on the criminal record do not match your fingerprints you will not receive a copy of the criminal history report.
  • Once BCI verifies that you are not the person of record, request that a 'Not Ident' letter be issued from BCI. It will be notarized and have a BCI embossed seal for authenticity.
  • You will need to petition the arresting agency, booking agency, and prosecutor's office to have them remove your information from their records. Unfortunately, we only control the records that are received at BCI.
  • BCI will need a letter or order from one of the above agencies requesting that your information be removed from the BCI and FBI criminal history files.
  • Once BCI has received this, the information will be removed from BCI and FBI files.
  • Please be aware that if the person using your name and identifiers is arrested again and uses your name it will appear again on a criminal record as an alias and you may need to begin this process over.
  • BCI has no control over criminal records from other states. If your identifying information is being used on criminal record from a state other than Utah, you will have to contact that state directly to find out about their policies and procedures.

BCI's mailing address is:

Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 W 5400 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84129

Other helpful information on identity theft/fraud is found on the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/.

Updated August 31, 2011

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