Fort Wayne Identity Theft Attorney
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Identity theft, also known as identity deception, is the use of another
person’s personal identifying information to benefit the thief financially.
For example, if one person steals another person’s credit card and
starts purchasing items with that card, this would be considered a form
of identity theft. Identity theft is punished harshly in the state of
Indiana, as it is automatically considered a felony offense.
If you’re facing identity theft charges, make sure you talk to a skilled
Fort Wayne white collar crime attorney as soon as possible. The punishment for a conviction could be higher than
you’re willing or able to pay. Let us see how we can help.
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The penalties for identity theft depend primarily on the effect of the
deception and the intent of the accused. On its own, identity theft is
a Class D felony that can lead to 1 year in prison and a fine as high
as $10,000. If more than 100 victims are involved, or if the fraud reaches
higher than $50,000, the crime becomes a Class C felony. A Class C felony
could get you 2 to 8 years in prison and a fine starting at $10,000.
If the perpetrator uses a synthetic identity, meaning creating details
of their own, this is a Level 6 felony; if more than 100 victims are involved,
or the crime involves more than $50,000, it is a Level 5 felony. A Level
6 felony can lead to 6 years to 2 ½ years in prison and a fine
of up to $10,000. A Level 5 felony can result in 1 to 6 years in prison
and a similar fine.
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