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Statutes: District of Columbia

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Updated: 
July 13, 2021

§ 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.