Axton Betz-Hamilton

Axton Betz-Hamilton is author of The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity, which received the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. The book chronicles her experience as a victim of child identity theft, how that experience shaped her career, and how her career led her to identifying the perpetrator 20 years after the identity theft began.

Betz-Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs at South Dakota State University, where she studies financial abuse within families, including identity theft. Her personal story and research have been featured by numerous media outlets, including The Dr. Oz Show, Elle Magazine, The Associated Press, and Criminal. Her book is available at major booksellers, including Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, and Amazon. Copies of her book will also be available for purchase during her visit to the South Dakota State Fair.

Sunday, Sep 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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