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Identity Theft: False Identification Report

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Identity Theft is defined as willfully and knowingly supplying false identification intending that the information be used to obtain an identification document; or making, counterfeiting, altering, amending, or mutilating any identification document with the intent to deceive (Identity Theft Network 2015). Theft identify is a very humiliating and time-consuming experience that I hate to see happen to anyone.

In 2011, my husband became the victim of theft identity. We still do not know exactly what method they used; however, my husband believes that during the time he was a sub-contractor for a roofing company, a corrupt employee stole his W2 form or assessed his personnel file. The theft of his identity resulted in our income tax refund being delayed for six months, along with several months of frustration from dealing with IRS. To this day, we must receive a code and password from IRS to file our taxes.
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“Violations are a severity level 8, nonperson felony that is punishable by up to 11 months in prison, or up to 18 months if probation is involved” (Identity Theft Network, 2015, p.1). In addition, if the monetary loss to the victim is more than $100,000, it increases to severity level 5. Severity level 5 nonperson felonies are punishable by up to 43 months in prison (Identity Theft Network 2015). Since we were victims of such a crime, I believe that the punishment is
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