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Legal Statutes: District of Columbia

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Subchapter III-C. Identity Theft

back to top§ 22-3227.02. Identity theft

A person commits the offense of identity theft if that person knowingly:

(1)  Uses personal identifying information belonging to or pertaining to another person to obtain, or attempt to obtain, property fraudulently and without that person’s consent;

(2)  Obtains, creates, or possesses personal identifying information belonging to or pertaining to another person with the intent to:

(A)  Use the information to obtain, or attempt to obtain, property fraudulently and without that person’s consent; or

(B)  Give, sell, transmit, or transfer the information to a third person to facilitate the use of the information by that third person to obtain, or attempt to obtain, property fraudulently and without that person’s consent; or

(3)  Uses personal identifying information belonging to or pertaining to another person, without that person’s consent, to:

(A)  Identify himself or herself at the time of his or her arrest;

(B)  Facilitate or conceal his or her commission of a crime; or

(C)  Avoid detection, apprehension, or prosecution for a crime.

(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 127b, as added Mar. 27, 2004, D.C. Law 15-106, § 2(c), 50 DCR 9809; Dec. 10, 2009, D.C. Law 18-88, § 214(j), 56 DCR 7413.)