Identity theft is a criminal offense involving stealing of an individual’s identity information like the personal data, including SSN, address, banking pins and more.
This theft can be for the financial benefits or to defraud an individual.
- Identity theft laws are placed under the N.J. Stat. Ann. §2C:21-17 (West 1999) code section.
- According to New Jersey Identity theft laws, minors attempting to obtain privileges get an exemption from the identity theft laws.
- An identity theft can be any degree crime, but the penalty is generally a monetary fine ranging from $500 to $75,000.