Just like other states in US, Utah also considers identity theft as a criminal offense and is placed under the code section, Utah code Ann. §76-6-1101 (2000) et seq. Identity theft is an act of stealing the identity simply to defraud or impersonate a person and obtain financial or non financial benefits.
The identity theft laws in Utah are as follows:
- The crime can be classified as varying degree of felony or a misdemeanor, depending upon the loss incurred by the victim.
- According to the state penal code, any violation in the identity theft laws of the state is regarded as a violation in the Utah consumer Sales Practices Act.