According to Minnesota identity theft laws,
Stealing or unauthorized use of a person’s identity information by another for both financial and non financial benefits can lead to the conviction of identity theft .
Statutes of the state:
- According to the law,
- any individual fraudulently using an individual’s personal identification information is said to be committing a criminal offense, according to the penal code section Minn. Stat. §609.527 (2000).
- The penalties for the identity theft according to the law in Minnesota are as follows.
· Total loss is $250, then fine up to $700 or imprisonment or 3 months.
· Loss more than $250 and up to $500 – fine of $3000 or jail for a year.
· Loss of $2,500 or more – fine of $20,000, jail for 10 years and a right for restitution.