By Kurtis Ming
When the Michael’s store clerk required Kim Bushing’s driver’s license to return some craft supplies, she pushed back.
“I told her I wasn’t comfortable with it,” she recalled.
Bushing paid cash the day before and had her receipt. She says they told her without swiping her license, they wouldn’t process her return. She reluctantly handed over her identification, but says the Michael’s manager could not explain why they wanted it or the personal info they were collecting.
“I don’t know how many people now have access to my information.”
CBS13 told you last month how more stores are tracking returns hoping to weed out fraud which the industry claims is a $17 billion problem annually. In some cases, returnaholics are being banned from bringing stuff back. Bushing wanted to know exactly what they collect, when they swipe your driver’s license.
We got answers learning from the Department of Motor Vehicles everything on the front of your driver’s license is accessible through the magnetic strip or bar code including your name, address, birth date, hair and color and even your height and weight. …