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  Deter. Detect. Defend. Avoid ID Theft
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft.
On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen.
Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place.
www.ftc.gov /bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft   (154 words)

  Identity Theft -- Office of Inspector General
Also, the unfortunate reality of identity theft is that it is you, the victim, who is responsible for cleaning up the mess and re-establishing your good name and credit.
In fact as a student, you may even be more vulnerable to identity theft because of the availability of your personal data and the way many students handle this data.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, costing victims over $5 billion annually.
www.ed.gov /about/offices/list/oig/misused/idtheft.html   (643 words)

  Theft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a term, it is used as shorthand for all major crimes against property, encompassing offences such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, trespassing, shoplifting, intrusion, fraud (theft by deception) and sometimes criminal conversion.
The actus reus of theft is usually defined as an unauthorised taking, keeping or using of another's property which must be accompanied by a mens rea of dishonesty and/or the intent to permanently deprive the owner or the person with rightful possession of that property or its use.
Theft in the U.S. Although many US states have retained larceny as the primary offence, some have now adopted theft provisions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theft   (938 words)

 CHP -- Cargo Theft Interdiction Program
The Highway Patrol is involved in a number of statewide vehicle theft task forces in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, district attorneys' offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Department of Justice.
Because of the high incidence of vehicle thefts in Southern California, the majority of task forces are formed there and focus on the professional thief and organized vehicle theft rings.
One component of the Cargo Theft Interdiction Program is to support the efforts of local law enforcement agencies and improve the level of liaison among the various groups that are combating cargo theft related crime.
www.chp.ca.gov /html/ctip.html   (1646 words)

 13-1802 - Theft; classification   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Theft of property or services with a value of two thousand dollars or more but less than three thousand dollars is a class 4 felony.
Theft of property or services with a value of one thousand dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars is a class 5 felony.
Theft of property or services with a value of two hundred fifty dollars or more but less than one thousand dollars is a class 6 felony.
www.azleg.state.az.us /ars/13/01802.htm   (361 words)

 Art Theft Profile @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fossil theft is an easier form of purchase as identification techniques are not as well established as art theft.
The theft was master-minded by Eduardo de Valfierno, a con-man who had commissioned the French art forger Yves Chaudron to make copies of the painting so he could sell them as the missing original.
Nonetheless, the triptych was temporarily shown at a Memling exhibition in Bruges, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the painter's death.
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Art_theft   (1357 words)

 California Criminal Attorneys - Shoplifting - Petty Theft - Embezzlement - Grand Theft Defense Attorneys - Los Angeles ...
Theft related offenses in California are called by many names, theft, burglary, shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, auto theft, joyriding, embezzlement, extortion, identity theft, fraud etc. However, each of these offenses relates to conduct involving the taking property of another without their consent.
Theft is a crime of "moral turpitude" which can have far reaching ramifications, including denial of both employment and professional licenses.
The punishment for petty theft is up to six months in the county jail and by a fine of up to $1,000 and the punishment for grand theft could either be county jail or state prison plus fines up to $10,000.00.
www.attorney-criminal-dui.com /theft.htm   (1340 words)

 Orlando Theft Charge Defense Lawyers | Burglary, Robbery, Theft Attorneys   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If you have been arrested or charged with theft, it is important that you seek advice from your lawyer before speaking with police, prosecutors, or witnesses. Contact our Orlando criminal defense law office for advice about who to speak with and what to say.
Theft crimes include embezzlement, shoplifting, identity theft, receiving stolen property, robbery, burglary, and larceny. ; Theft of property under $300 is a 2nd degree misdemeanor, with penalties as high as 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
When representing clients charged with theft, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, larceny, and other property crimes, we investigate the facts and the evidence, negotiate with law enforcement and the court for dismissal or reduction of charges, and when necessary to obtain a favorable result, aggressively defend them at trial and on appeal.
www.mlhorwitzlaw.com /PracticeAreas/Theft.asp   (351 words)

 Anonymously Report Cable Theft - Cox Communications
Cable television signal theft is the illegal interception of cable programming services without the authorization of or payment to a cable system.
Active theft is when a person knowingly makes an illegal connection to the cable system or tampers with the equipment in order to obtain unauthorized services.
Even though passive theft is the result of an illegal pat action, if you don't report it and receive the free service, it's still a crime.
www.cox.com /oklahoma/cabletheft   (481 words)

 Identity Theft and Identity Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.
Two of three defendants have pleaded guilty to identity theft, bank fraud, and related charges for their roles in a scheme to open bank accounts with both real and fake identification documents, deposit U.S. Treasury checks that were stolen from the mail, and withdraw funds from those accounts.
Under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, the Federal Trade Commission is responsible for receiving and processing complaints from people who believe they may be victims of identity theft, providing informational materials to those people, and referring those complaints to appropriate entities, including the major credit reporting agencies and law enforcement agencies.
www.usdoj.gov /criminal/fraud/idtheft.html   (2708 words)

 Identity theft
Identity theft is a class B, C, or D felony in Connecticut, depending on the value of the goods or services involved.
The alleged identity theft offenders must be arraigned in the Superior Court for the geographical area where the victim lives rather than the area where either the crime was allegedly committed or the arrest was made.
Victims of identity theft have two years from the date the violation is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered to bring a civil action for damages against the offender in Superior Court.
www.cga.ct.gov /2004/rpt/2004-R-0641.htm   (2104 words)

 Fact Sheets > Gasoline Theft at Convenience Stores (Fact Sheet) | NACS Online
Gasoline theft tends to be a problem in densely populated metropolitan areas and near interstates where there's a greater anonymity; in these areas, retailers are reporting losses as much as $1,500 per store per month.
Gasoline theft has always been an issue for the industry, and was often teenagers taking a few dollars of gasoline for a thrill.
Members of a theft ring operating in Florida were arrested in June 2005 for using trucks that could siphon upwards of 1,000 gallons of fuel undetected.
www.nacsonline.com /NR/exeres/0000615ekahlbkkqgboantrc/GenUseWithOneCallOut_Resource.asp?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=/NACS/Resource/PRToolkit/FactSheets/prtk_fact_gastheft.htm&NRNODEGUID={E0DBFB92-5CA8-40DA-A035-B75AE3476A90}&NRQUERYTERMINATOR=1&cookie_test=1   (1733 words)

 Theft Talk™ counsels theft offenders. Theft counseling is our specialty
Though we do not tell our theft offender clients they need to stop stealing, (the decision to steal is theirs alone), we have been successful at helping theft offenders examine their attitudes, values and beliefs.
This process commonly results in theft offenders including new and different information when making their decisions and, a realization of their own thinking errors resulting in a subsequent self correction of their theft behavior.
has been counseling theft offenders since 1983 and has found that if the offender is a shoplifter, stealing cars, or stealing more directly from people, there are common thinking processes theft offenders go through.
www.thefttalk.com /Theft.html   (425 words)

 III - Auto Theft
Theft coverage applies to the loss of the vehicles as well as parts of the car such as air bags.
Thefts fell 9.7 percent in the Northeast, 4.4 percent in the Midwest and 2.9 percent in the South.
In the 1980s, states and regions experiencing high auto thefts began to form Anti-Car Theft (ACT) groups funded by voluntary grants from coalitions of law enforcement groups, state funds, insurers, and consumers to promote public awareness of vehicle theft and lobby for the passage of state legislation aimed at combating thefts.
www.iii.org /media/hottopics/insurance/test4?table_sort_735937=5   (2166 words)

 Burglary Robbery Theft Defense Attorney San Antonio | Board Certified Criminal Defense
Not only is it burglary to enter a house unlawfully with the intent to steal money or property, but it is also burglary to enter with the intent to commit a felony such as arson or murder.
A person commits robbery if, during a theft, he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person, threatens a person, or places another person in fear of immediate injury or death.
Theft is unlawfully taking property or a service with intent to deprive the owner.
www.alamodefense.com /burglary.asp   (386 words)

 FRBB: Identity Theft
The FBI calls identity theft one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and estimates that 500,000 to 700,000 Americans become identity theft victims each year.
Among those who think they know what happened, many believe the identity theft occurred when their purse or wallet was stolen or lost.
Since many identity thefts are traced to having a purse or wallet stolen, carry as few cards with identification and personal information as possible.
www.bos.frb.org /consumer/identity/idtheft.htm   (2777 words)

theft seems to depend on the way in which the purposes which make the respecting of property rights obligatory are set at naught.
theft of an amount equal to a day's wages from an ordinary artisan would unquestionably be a mortal sin.
One who hoards the proceeds of his petty thefts is chargeable with mortal sin when the sum accumulated is grave.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14564b.htm   (1178 words)

 Federal Bureau of Investigation - Art Theft Program
Art and cultural property crime - which includes theft, fraud, looting, and trafficking across state and international lines -- is a looming criminal enterprise with estimated losses running as high as $6 billion annually.
Theft of Da Vinci's Madonna of the Yarnwinder
Theft of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals, Panels 3-A and 3-B
www.fbi.gov /hq/cid/arttheft/arttheft.htm   (138 words)

 DOL - Identity Theft FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As defined by the Federal Trade Commission identity theft is “someone appropriating your personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.” Most often an identity thief steals your Social Security number or other personal identification data, using the information to get credit in your name, or to commit other crimes.
In addition, besides the billions of dollars that are lost to or stolen by identity thieves each year, it can take years for victims of identity theft to clear their name and repair their credit history.
Identity theft is a criminal matter that you should report to the police.
www.dol.wa.gov /ds/idtheftfaq.htm   (1176 words)

 Identify Theft
Identity theft involves the unauthorized use of someone’s identity information, such as a credit card, social security number, or driver’s license to steal money or commit fraud.
On average, identity theft victims spend over 175 hours and $1,000 in out-of-pocket expenses to clear their names and re-establish good credit.
Unlimited toll-free access to identity theft specialists who provide support, answers, and step-by-step guidance to expedite recovery from identity theft and re-establish the victim’s good name and credit rating.
www.foh.dhhs.gov /Public/whatwedo/legal/Idtheft.asp   (360 words)

 National Auto Theft Statistics
The United States saw a decrease in auto theft for the first time in years.
Only 13% of thefts were cleared by arrests in 2004.
Of the top 25 metro areas in the nation for vehicle theft, nearly half are ports or communities with easy access to borders (*National Insurance Crime Bureau, or NICB).
www.rmiia.org /Auto/Auto_theft/Statistics.htm   (321 words)

 Identity Theft - Part 1 - Introduction to Identity Theft - The Police Notebook
Identity theft is the nation's fastest growing crime according to FBI statistics and identity theft/fraud is the fastest-growing category of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaints.
A New York identity-theft ring was recently charged with the largest identity theft scam in U.S. history, spanning almost three years and involving the theft of the credit histories of more than 30,000 victims.
Identity theft can have devastating consequences for you, as the victim, who may face long hours of closing bad accounts, opening new ones, and repairing your wrecked credit record.
www.ou.edu /oupd/idtheft.htm   (1251 words)

 Bureau of Justice Statistics Theft Trends
Ongoing since 1972, this survey of households interviews about 75,000 persons age 12 and older in 42,000 households twice each year about their victimizations from crime.
Incidents involving theft of property from within the sample household would be classified as theft if the offender has a legal right to be in the house (such as a maid, delivery person, or guest).
If the offender has no legal right to be in the house, the incident would be classified as a burglary.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/glance/theft.htm   (196 words)

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