Identity Theft and Mis-Identification
If you have obtained a Colorado Criminal History Record (CHRI), and there is incorrect information on your record, or you have never been arrested and should not have a criminal history record, you may be a victim of criminal impersonation, or "identity theft".
Any person who disputes any information on their Colorado criminal history record, may challenge the accuracy and completeness of their record. Disputes can be taken directly to the arresting agency, or a "record challenge" may be conducted at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). To challenge a record, first obtain a copy of the criminal history record from the CBI (Internet or manual search). Once the criminal history record has been obtained and discrepancies are detected, a challenge of any of those discrepancies may be conducted by presenting in person, a copy of the CBI criminal history record in question and a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID to the CBI. Fingerprints will be taken of the person disputing the criminal history record, which will then be searched through the CBI fingerprint database. Should the criminal history record presented not belong to the individual fingerprinted, a letter stating the person fingerprinted is not the same person as the individual in the criminal history record will be given to that person. The record challenge process is completed at the CBI at 690 Kipling Street, Suite 4000, Lakewood, Colorado during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Any person residing outside the Denver metro area may contact their local law enforcement agency to assist in obtaining fingerprints to conduct a record challenge. The fingerprints and the criminal history record being challenged must be sent to the CBI by the law enforcement agency.
Additional information regarding Identity Theft issues may be obtained by clicking the link below.
Please use the FBI/Other States link to the left of this web page to access instructions to obtain a CHRI from the FBI, or any other state.