The Paralegal Unit operates as an extension of the White Collar Crime Unit. Paralegals investigate crimes of theft, forgery, credit card fraud, criminal possession of counterfeit recorded material, deposit account fraud and identity fraud. The Unit also works closely with other DeKalb County law enforcement agencies, security officers for banks and retail establishments, members of the business community and individuals to seek justice for identity theft victims.
In addition, Paralegals review cases for referral to the Pre-Trial Diversion Program.
The Paralegal Unit is comprised of six paralegals one of which operates as an extradition coordinator. The extradition coordinator works closely with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department to coordinate the extradition of fugitives to and from DeKalb County.