Locally based resource center supports victims of identity theft

Thursday, 23 October 2003, 12:08 PM EST

About 6:30 a.m., the nationally known Identity Theft Resource Center opens for business when Jay Foley steps from his living room into the cramped office carved out of the foyer of a modest Mira Mesa home.

Foley, co-director of the center, will begin sorting through e-mail that arrived overnight if he gets the chance before the East Coast phone calls start.

By midmorning, the center's late shift will arrive in the form of Linda Foley founder, co-director and spouse. Assisted by a part-time worker three or four days a week, and a network of volunteers across the country, the two will run one of the nation's top sources of assistance to victims of identity theft.

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