Identity Theft


The defendant impersonates the victim in order to write checks, use credit cards, obtain new credit cards, rent apartment, buy cars, get cell phone service, utilities, etc.

The defendant simply walks away from the obligations when he feels like it - leaving them for the person whose identity he stole.

The defendant may be a caretaker, family member or other person with access to and trust of the victim. The defendant may also buy the information on the street from someone else who pick-pocketed the victim, got personal identifying information by stealing the victim's mail or going through garbage.