Illinois Identity Theft Crimes

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Identity theft is a criminal offense which commonly involves using another individual’s bank account or credit card without consent to make purchases or obtain money, using another person’s identity to receive credit or open bank accounts, and selling or transferring someone else’s identifying information (e.g. Social Security number, birth date, driver’s license number). This type of white collar crime is punishable as a felony, resulting in a lengthy prison sentence, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.

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Identity Theft Penalties

As mentioned above, identity theft is a felony charge under Illinois law. The penalties become more severe as the value of the theft increases.

The following are the penalties for identity theft according to the amount of money or property involved in the crime:

  • Less than $300 – Class 4 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of three years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $300 and $2,000 – Class 3 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $2,000 and $10,000 – Class 2 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $10,00 and $100,000 – Class 1 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • More than $100,000 – Class X felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and a fine of up to $25,000

These penalties may be enhanced if the victim is 60 years of age or older, a disabled person, or a member of the armed forces.

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    Finding of not guilty.

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    The felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

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    Statement made by defendant was suppressed.

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