Identity theft can be defined as stealing a person’s identity information like the name, SSN, credit card number, driver’s license and more so as to impersonate or defraud the person and enjoy financial and/or non-financial benefits.
According to the law in SD, identity theft is considered as a criminal offense and is placed under the code section S.D. Codified laws §22-30A-3.1 et seq and section 22-6-2.
Identity theft is placed under the class 1 Misdemeanor act and so a fine of $1,000 and an imprisonment for a year in the country jail or both are imposed on the individual.
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