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Metro's First Tuesday event looks at fraud, ID theft

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Updated: 12/04/2012 1:47 pm
LAS VEGAS -- It’s shopping season. Credit cards are in full force, and so are criminals.

Metro’s financial crimes detectives will visit neighborhood area commands at 7 p.m. today for First Tuesday and show residents how to avoid falling prey to fraud and ID theft.

Financial crimes, like identification theft are quickly on the rise and have become one of the most lucrative and easy crimes to commit. Detectives will show residents how to spot fraud and how to prevent it as well as share some of the latest crime trends.

First Tuesday is held on the first Tuesday of every month by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at neighborhood area commands to educate residents about crime trends that affect them. Everyone is welcome to attend.

After discussing the assigned topic, citizens will be able to learn more about their neighborhood and meet their local police officers.

Area command locations can be found by going here.

NOTE: The January 2013 First Tuesday event is canceled because the holidays.

-- From news release

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