Identity theft is stealing an individual’s identity to defraud and impersonate a person so as to obtain both financial and non financial benefits.
- Identity theft in North Carolina comes under the code section, N.C. Gen. Stat. §14-113.20 (2000) et seq.; 1-539.2C of the state penal code.
- Identity theft in general is placed under class- G felony and F felony.
- According to the law, courts can impose penalties like the arrest, detention, fines, restitution and more on the persons found guilty in identity thefts.
- According to the penal code of North Carolina, exemptions are given to identity theft laws to obtain credit information and perform lawful transactions, when required.