Identity Theft Is More Than Stealing Credit Cards
Identity theft makes up a large portion of today’s white-collar crimes. Identity theft usually consists of the collection of personal information to sell or use it for some other type of monetary gain. Unfortunately, many people do not understand that any time they use another person’s identification as their own, they are committing identity theft. Common information involved in identity theft includes:
- Social Security number
- Bank account or credit card information
- Address and phone number
Criminal charges range from misdemeanors to felonies in Kansas and Missouri for most of these crimes, depending on the amount of money involved. Many of these crimes are felony offenses at the state level, but they may also be federal crimes. A minor using someone else’s identification to gain entrance to a bar or adult show may face misdemeanor charges in both Kansas and Missouri, whether or not the other person willingly cooperated.
You Need An Attorney Who Will Fight For Your Rights
If you are looking for an experienced criminal law attorney in Overland Park or the surrounding area to assist you with fraud or embezzlement charges, contact me at Kalberg Law Office L.L.C. for a free initial consultation. Call or contact me, a Kansas City area lawyer, through our online form.