Identity theft is stealing a person’s identity, which can include the name, social security number, credit card number, driver’s license, and more merely to defraud or impersonate the person and obtain some benefits.
According to South Carolina, identity theft laws, this is considered as a criminal offense.
- The identity theft in SC is generally placed under the code section S.C. Code Ann§16-13-510 (law. Coop. 2000) et.seq.
- It is classified as an automatic felony offense, and the penalties include fine in discretion or imprisonment for ten years or both.
- According to the law, courts have a complete right to impose restitution for the victim for identity fraud.