In the Internet era, identity theft is a rapidly growing crime. As many as 9 million individuals will experience some sort of identity theft each year. Hackers seek to gain illegal access to restricted databases, while clever criminals use confidence scams or “phishing” to trick individuals into providing sensitive information. If you have been the victim of identity theft, the Brentwood Police Department is here to help. Filing a report with our courteous officers is the first step to recovery. To assist you in avoiding fraudulent charges, the department has made available an affidavit form that can be used to provide documentation to creditors.