Identity theft is stealing an individual’s identity to defraud or impersonate a person and in Tennessee, it is a serious crime and several stringent laws and penalties follow the crime.
The laws surrounding Identity theft fraud in Tennessee is included under the code section identity theft defined Tenn. Code Ann. §39-14-150 (1999) and identity theft deterrence act Tenn. Code Ann. §47-18-2101(1999) et seq.
- Identity theft laws are placed under the class D felony and so the punishments depend upon the class and the seriousness of the crime committed.