Identity theft cases are sharply increasing with time and so the courts of New Hampshire have some strict laws and penalties surrounding the crime.
Identity theft in general is a criminal offense and is explained as stealing or unauthorized use of a person’s financial or personal identity information.
- According to New Hampshire Identity theft laws this criminal offense is filed under, N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §638:25 (2000) et seq.
- If the loss due to identity theft exceeds $1000, then class A felony act comes in to picture. Else it is a class B felony.
- Restitution can be acquired by the victim from the thief as a compensation for the monetary loss.