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Massachusetts identity theft laws

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Stealing a person’s identity to defraud or to impersonate him/her and obtain the benefits both financial and non-financial is known

as identity theft and is generally a criminal offense in Massachusetts identity theft laws.

The laws:

  • The Massachusetts identity theft laws are stated under the penal code section Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 266, § 37E (2000).
  • According to the law of the state, person convicted for defrauding over credit issues by obtaining the identity information can be punished by
    • Imposing a fine of $5000 or by imprisonment in house of correction, for about one and half to two years.
    • In few cases, both fine and imprisonment can be imposed.
    • The victim can also obtain restitution for the loss.
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