Can I Sue Someone For Identity Theft?

A month ago I follwed up on some garnishment charges on my paychecks from work that seemed a little suspicious. I thought that maybe one of my credit cards had a late payment and a fee was attatched to it, and this garnishment was the money I owed. Not so, it turned out that someone out there had obtained my social security number and took out a credit card (and lord knows whatever eles) and mistreated that card, racked up a bunch of late fees and was being sued. The trouble was since it was my number, I suffered. My question is can I sue a person for stealing my SS#, I know that ID theft is fraud and can land a person in jail, that much I do know. Any legal sound advice would be most helpful here.


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