My wife has been in the states for 12 years and understands some basic English.
The situation happened in at a National retailer. She went in to purchase a shirt while I waited outside. As it turns out the cashier signed her up for a Credit Card. I found this out when I got a credit inquiry notice e-mail from Credit Karma. I then asked my wife how she signed up for a CC. She said that she didn't. The cashier asked to see her license and that was all. I then asked her if she gave him her SS number and she said no. I then asked her if she signed anything and she said no. I then check the inquiry and see it was a hard pull. So I asked her if the guy did anything on the signature pad and she said yes, he hit the OK button a bunch of times and it looked like he signed/scribbled on the pad at some point. Mind you my wife had a CC for this retailer in the past and is likely her SS may be in the system.
I plan on bringing this to the attention of the retailer today but wondering since this was a legal document that he signed for my wife if he is legally breaking the law and can the police be called on him or what other recourse I can take?