Village formalizes ID theft policy

by Susan O’Neill
The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved an identity theft prevention policy, but Sugar Grove Finance Director Justin VanVooren said it simply puts in writing what the village has already been doing.

The “red flag” rules, outline a number of requirements for monitoring accounts for personal or household goods or services.

Since Sugar Grove residents pay for water already used, these accounts are covered by the policy. As a precaution against identity theft, village staff would follow up with a customer when a red flag showed up on their account.