Identity theft cases are increasing with time in Georgia.
The courts of Georgia have some strict laws and penalties surrounding the crime, which fall under the Ga. Code §16-9-120 et seq.
Identity theft in general is stealing or unauthorized use of a person’s financial or personal identity information.
According to the Georgia Identity theft law,
if an individual commits identity theft for the first time, then
a penalty often in the form of imprisonment for about 10 years is ordered and a fine in dollars is collected.
- If an individual is found committing the crime and is less than 21 years of age, then
according to the identity theft laws of the state, the person will be imprisoned for about 1 to 3 years and a fine of $5000 is imposed on the person.