Just a quick background, I will try to keep it short. I own my own house and used to rent a room to a friend and his girlfriend. I have recently moved into my partner's house and have allowed my friend to continue to rent my house. I did not bother to get a lease agreement or anything like that. Long before I moved out, the dishwasher died at that time I was not interested in repairing it nor did I have the money. When I did move out, my mate asked if I would be replacing the dishwasher. I did not have then money and I view the dishwasher as a non essential item so I answered no. I have just received a text from an electrical company asking me - using my full name - to confirm an appointment to install a new dishwasher at my premises. I called this company to enquire and, according to them I called and booked the install (which I most certainly did not). They were given my name and phone number. I have since found out that a new dishwasher was purchased and paid for from a white goods store and my name was used in this transaction also. I have now spoken to my 'friend' and he openly admitted to using my name and details at the white good store and at the electrical company. He said he thought I would be ok with it. He paid for the dishwasher himself but assumed I would refund him this money. Also I would have been billed for the installment had I not cancelled it upon receiving the text. I want to know if what he did was illegal under Criminal Law and what kind of action I could take if he was to do this again. I am not interested in legal action right now as purchasing a dishwasher is not a terrible crime but I am worried that he may do it again with something more costly and next time I won't catch it until it is too late. I would like to know the facts so that I can confront him and tell him that what he did was illegal and that if it happens again.