Identity theft has become a hot button issue. An aging population and increase in the number of identity theft victims has made this a focus for the current administration. It has become so prevalent that the Federal Trade Commission has a webpage dedicated to helping citizens report incidents of identity theft: https://www.identitytheft.gov/
What is Identity Theft?
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Identity theft can include allegations of false use of credit cards, forgery using stolen information, theft of mail, counterfeiting, phishing, and even impersonation.If you are under investigation for identity theft, call our attorneys immediately. Given the increased focus on these crimes, the only way to negate or mitigate a criminal investigation or charges is by mounting a proactive defense.
Identity Theft Statutes
18 USC 1001 et seq. codifies the criminal law against identity theft. Credit card fraud is codified at USC 18 USC 1029.
Statute of Limitations for Federal Identity Theft
18 USC 3282 provides that the statute of limitations for noncapital federal criminal offenses is generally 60 months.