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Identity theft is a crime in which someone steals a victim's personal
information to obtain money, goods, property, or services or improperly
uses a victim's credit/debit card or account number. Personal information
can include the victim's name, address, social security number, date
of birth, telephone number, bank account number, mother's maiden name,
passwords, or other sensitive information.
New York Law: Article 190 concerning frauds covers most identity theft cases and provides
penalties of incarceration (up to 1 year for misdemeanors, and state prison
for felonies), probation, fines, and restitution. Identity Theft Defense
Lawyer Lance L. Fletcher will scrutinize the state's evidence against
you. Loose personal agreements, misunderstandings, and miscommunications
are often to blame for being falsely accused of stealing someone's
Contact us to start defending your case.
Common New York City Identity Theft Charges
P.L. 190.78 – Identity Theft in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor)
P.L. 190.79 – Identity Theft in the Second Degree (Felony)
P.L. 190.80 – Identity Theft in the First Degree (Felony)
P.L. 190.81 – Unlawful Possession of Personal Identification Information in
the Third Degree (Misdemeanor)