Legislation guarding against identity theft of deceased persons

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Members of the New Jersey Assembly meet Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. Lawmakers have sent Gov. Chris Christie a package of bills to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Protecting against the identity theft of deceased persons, a practice also known as ‘ghosting,’ a bill mandating the chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to compare its database records with death records produced by the Social Security Administration, and mark those deceased appropriately, was passed 74-0 in the full Assembly recently.

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