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What Is Identity Theft In Utah?

Is all identity theft financial?

While there is a large number of identity theft cases that are financial, there are other forms of identity theft. Some people might decide to build a credit history based on someone else's identity. Others might decide to use another person's information to get a driver's license or to get a job. Theft of academic credentials, for example, is a form of identity theft.

What type of crime is identity theft?

Depending on the amount of loss the victim suffers, identity theft can be a misdemeanor or a felony. In Utah, a loss less than $1,000 would result in a misdemeanor. Losses greater than that are felonies. If there is more than one instance of identity theft for the same defendant, the violations are all combined into one offense.

Anyone who is facing an identity theft charge has the right to offer a defense. Knowing how to do this is vital. Whether the person is facing a misdemeanor or a felony, identity theft charges have life-altering consequences.

Source: FindLaw, "Details on State Identity Theft Laws" Jan. 07, 2015

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