The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has provided a link below to an informative website maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. You will find answers to many questions on the subject of Identity Theft (Compromised Identity). If a stranger, former friend, or relative has given your good name to authorities during an arrest in FLORIDA, you can use this information to report this identity theft to appropriate authorities. You may be informed by a prospective employer while in a job application process, their arrest history checks have indicated an arrestee using your name has criminal charges that disqualify you for employment.
If this happens to you, use the information provided on this website. You will find an FDLE Compromised Identity Form. We have included this form on our website for your convenience. You must follow all instructiions on the form, including the recording of your fingerprints on this form. The PBSO currently provides three convenient locations throughout Palm Beach County that offer fingerprinting services to the public. You can take completed form to any of our locations for fingerprinting. You can find locations, hours of operation under Fingerprinting Services.
Background Checks PBSO receives many questions in reference to the applicant fingerprinting process as it relates to pre-employment background checks. Some background checks are required by law, other employers choose to use fingerprints to determine applicant eligibility. This attachment contains information employers must use to submit applicant fingerprints to FDLE, and receive fingerprint search results of any disqualifying arrest history. PBSO provides three sites offering "electronic fingerprint submissions". This service can only be used by those that qualify.You will find specific information on electronic and traditional hard card submission of applicant fingerprints. Regardless, PBSO can record applicants' fingerprints.