Fraud & Identity Fraud

If you have been charged with identity fraud in Georgia then you need expert help. Georgia has extensive laws in place to deal with identity fraud and the related transaction card crimes it gives rise to. You will need an attorney that has years of experience in the federal court system to help you win your case and our legal team is standing by to help.

What is identity fraud?

You have probably heard it referred to as “identity theft” more often than identity fraud but it is the act of:

  • Opening a bank account in someone else’s name
  • Obtaining credit in someone else’s name
  • Selling or transferring a person’s identifying information like their drivers license number or social security number
  • Using someone else’s bank account or credit card without their permission

 How serious is identity theft?

Identity theft is always a felony in Georgia and you can be charged with it if you:

  • Accept identifying information that you know is stolen, fraudulent or fictitious and use it for identification purposes.
  • Use, create or possess false identification that is based off a real person with the intent to commit a crime.
  • Create, possess or use false credentials that are based off a made up person with the intent to commit a crime.
  • Use the identifying information of a person in your custody that is under eighteen.
  • Use or possess someone else’s identifying information without their consent and with the intent to commit a crime.

What is aggravated identity theft?

It is when someone uses another person’s identifying information, whether real, dead or fictitious, to get a job. It is a felony and can get you locked up for up to fifteen years. Plus, it carries a fine that can go as high as $250,000.

With penalties that high, you can’t afford not to give us a call.