Identity theft is unauthorized use of an individual’s identity to defraud or to impersonate a person and obtain the benefits.
In Vermont Identity theft laws are placed under two categories. They include:
- False personation:
The penalty for this is an imprisonment for about 10 years and a fine of $2000. In few cases, both the penalties can be imposed depending upon the loss incurred by the victim.
- Identity fraud:
A fine of $2000 and a jail for 3 years is imposed during the first violation. Subsequent fraud can result in a much severe penalty like prison for 10 years and a fine of $10,000.