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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding the crime of identity fraud.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . authorizes the court to order restitution to the victim of an identity fraud offense;
14 . specifies that restitution related to an offense of identity fraud may include:
15 . attorney fees, lost wages, and other costs; and
16 . the victim's time involved in dealing with the offense, including administrative
17 hearings and clearing the victim's record.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 76-6-1102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 94
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 76-6-1102 is amended to read:
28 76-6-1102. Identity fraud crime.
29 (1) [
31 (a) name;
32 (b) birth date;
42 Transactions Act; or
44 financial resources or medical information, except for numbers or information that can be
45 prosecuted as financial transaction card offenses under Sections 76-6-506 through 76-6-506.4 .
46 (2) (a) A person is guilty of identity fraud when that person:
47 (i) obtains personal identifying information of another person whether that person is
48 alive or deceased; and
49 (ii) knowingly or intentionally uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent
50 intent, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, any other thing of
51 value, or medical information.
52 (b) It is not a defense to a violation of Subsection (2)(a) that the person did not know
53 that the personal information belonged to another person.
54 (3) Identity fraud is:
55 (a) except as provided in Subsection (3)(b)(ii), a third degree felony [
57 $5,000; or
58 (b) a second degree felony [
59 (i) the value of the credit, goods, services, employment, or any other thing of value is
60 or exceeds $5,000; or
61 (ii) the use described in Subsection (2)(a)(ii) of personal identifying information
62 results, directly or indirectly, in bodily injury to another person.
63 (4) Multiple violations may be aggregated into a single offense, and the degree of the
64 offense is determined by the total value of all credit, goods, services, or any other thing of
65 value used, or attempted to be used, through the multiple violations.
66 (5) When a defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, the court may order the
67 defendant to make restitution to any victim of the offense. Restitution may include:
68 (a) payment for any costs incurred, including attorney fees, lost wages, and
69 replacement of checks; and
70 (b) the value of the victim's time incurred due to the offense:
71 (i) in clearing the victim's credit history or credit rating;
72 (ii) in any civil or administrative proceedings necessary to satisfy or resolve any debt,
73 lien, or other obligation of the victim or imputed to the victim and arising from the offense; and
74 (iii) in attempting to remedy any other intended or actual harm to the victim incurred as
75 a result of the offense.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-4-07 9:47 AM