Identity theft is stealing an individual’s identity and in New Mexico it is considered as a serious crime with severe penalties.
According to the New Mexico identity theft laws, it is placed under the code section N.M. Stat. Ann §30-16-24.1 (Michie 2001).
- Identity theft in New Mexico is a Misdemeanor or a 4th degree felony.
- The victim can file for restitution and the convicted should bear the expenses like the attorney fees, pocket costs, credit costs and more.
- Obtaining an identity by electronic frauds is also regarded as an identity theft and according to the law; huge penalties are imposed on the individual.