David....if you haven't gone through it, then you don't know how bad it is. You know how I found out? I applied for a CPL and got denied. When I asked why, then oh the fun started. I had my name and SSN used for a criminal case back then (when I was around 17) and I am a permanent aliases on her criminal record. She was thankfully fingerprinted for that crime when she used my name. While she never used my name again, she went on to have a long history of jail time. Due to her, I found out why for 15 years I couldn't get hired at any bank. Because according to their "background checks" I was a convicted felon who enjoyed beating up her SO. Yeah, so you know what? IT DOES SUCK. I will NEVER have a job where a background check is done without me being able to say "Please, this isn't me". You know how long it took me to go from agency to agency, trying to get people to listen to me? No, you don't.
Don't mock me. It affected me badly and shook me off my foundation. Criminal ID theft is considerably worse than ID theft involving money. It is your name, your identity. It is who you are. As for deaths of children and sexual assault? What do you even know about me, to assume I have never felt the pain of life?