Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information without your permission to obtain goods, services, or money. Your personal information includes: your name, address, social security number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, mother’s maiden name, or other identifying information. Identity theft is a crime. Idaho Code 18-3126 governs identity theft and states that if the value of loss due to identity theft exceeds $300, then the theft is considered a felony. The punishment for felony identity theft is 5 years in prison and / or a $50,000 fine.

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