Identity theft is a crime where a person obtains another person’s identity information to defraud or to impersonate him/her, simply to attain the benefits both economic as well as non-financial.
Identity theft is a serious crime in the state of Kansas, and some stringent laws follow this criminal act.
Kansas identity theft laws include:
- Minors cannot be convicted under identity theft laws, i.e., an individual under 18 years is free from the law for an act of false identifications.
- An identity theft can be either a felony or a misdemeanor and the punishment for the act depends on the severity. In general the punishment includes some huge monetary fine and imprisonment in the state prison, which is determined after the seriousness caused due to theft.