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Ohio takes identity theft (known as identity fraud throughout the state) seriously. In fact, if you are arrested for identity fraud, you face felony charges. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, you may be charged with anything from a fifth-degree to a first-degree felony.
Further, if you commit identity fraud against an elderly person or disabled adult, you face even harsher penalties. Now, thanks to the passage of a new bill, individuals who commit identity fraud against active-duty service members in Ohio are subject to strict punishments.
Active-duty service members may be targeted by identity theft criminals:
In addition to increasing the criminal penalties, the new identity fraud active-duty service legislation allows victims to file civil lawsuits against offenders. Specifically, it allows the victim to recover up to $5,000 for each violation or three times the amount of the actual damages, whichever is greater. For more information on identity fraud in Ohio, consult with a knowledgeable attorney.