Criminal Law:

Identity Theft

Identity theft laws in most states criminalize the misuse of another person's identifying information, whether it is personal or financial. Such data, which includes social security numbers, credit history, and PIN numbers, is often acquired through

  • 1) the offender's unlawful access to information from government and financial entities
  • 2) lost or stolen mail, wallets and purses, identification, and credit or debit cards.