Of all types of theft crimes that a person can commit, identity theft is one of the most invasive. Kansas Statutes Annotated § 21-6107 defines identity theft as taking any of the following actions with personal identifying information or documents containing the same that belongs to another with the intent to defraud them or benefit on a personal level.
It is also illegal to use such stolen information for personal gain, which is a crime known as identity fraud.
How is Identity Theft Committed?
Most of the time, identity theft is committed via scams online, over the phone, or even in person. By feigning to be a banker, creditor or other such person or agency, scam artists try to trick people into providing their social security number, bank information, credit information, address, and other such details. This way the offender can use the information to access the victim's assets for their own personal gain.
What are the Penalties for Identity Theft?
As a severity level 8, nonperson felony, identity theft is punishable by a maximum of 11 months in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. To make sure that you don't suffer such harsh consequences of something you didn't do, contact an Johnson County criminal defense attorney from Martin & Wallentine to counsel and defend you. With the representation of a member of our team, your charges could be dismissed.
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