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Identity theft in North Carolina

HomeIdentity TheftIdentity theft in North Carolina

Identity theft is stealing an individual’s identity to defraud and impersonate a person so as to obtain both financial and non financial benefits.

The law:

  • 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.

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