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Identity theft laws in Ohio

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Identity theft is stealing an individual’s identity to defraud or to impersonate the person and obtain financial and non-financial benefits.

The stolen identity can include the personal identification information, Social Security Number, driving license, banking pins and more.

Ohio considers identity theft as a criminal offense and is placed under the code section of Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §2913.49.

  • Identity theft laws in Ohio describe the stealing of identity information as a felony and impose a punishment like imprisonment for 1 to 10 years.
  • Identity fraud against an elderly person or even a disabled person is often placed under the fifth degree of felony.

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