Identity Theft

There are three degrees of Identity Theft. The degree is determined by elements such as the value of the property stolen or the loss incurred, whether the identity theft was used to facilitate another crime (and the seriousness of that crime), and whether there is a particular earlier conviction.

  • Assuming someone's identity or using someone's personal identifying information in order to:
  • Obtain goods, money, property or services and causing financial loss to someone, or
  • Commit a class A misdemeanor or higher level crime.
  • Assuming someone's identity or using someone's personal identifying information:
  • In order to obtain goods, money, property or services worth more than $500,
  • Thereby causing financial loss to someone of more than $500,
  • In order to commit or attempt to commit a felony, or
  • After having been convicted of a specified predicate crime within the preceding five years.
  • Assuming someone's identity or using someone's personal identifying information:
  • In order to obtain goods, money, property or services worth more than $2,000,
  • Thereby causing financial loss to someone of more than $2,000,
  • In order to commit or attempt to commit a class D felony or higher level crime, or
  • After having been convicted of a specified predicate crime within the preceding five years.

Aggravated Identity Theft

  • Assuming the identity or using the personal identifying information of a member of the armed forces deployed outside the continental United States:
  • In order to obtain goods, money, property or services worth more than $500,
  • Thereby causing financial loss to that member of the armed forces of more than $500.
 
 

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