Identity theft cases are increasing with time in the US and Oregon State is not an exception. The laws and penalties surrounding this criminal offense fall under the code section OR Rev. Stat. §165.800; 137.717. Identity theft in general is stealing or unauthorized use of a person’s financial or personal identity information.
- According to the law, if an individual commits identity theft, then s/he can be subjected under class C felony and the punishments like sentence for 13 months, incarceration and more will follow.
- If an individual of less than 21 years of age is found committing the crime, then according to the identity theft laws of the state, the person will obtain an exemption from the identity theft laws.