The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a person who uses false identification to commit a fraudulent act can be found guilty of identity theft.
This court decision was decided after a man who was an illegal immigrant used a California woman’s identification number and was caught by authorities.
The state law goes against the federal law in stating that the identification that is being used must only belong to another person and that it was being used to commit fraud. The federal law states that the person caught using the identification must know that it belongs to another person.
If you have been the victim of fraud, contact the Des moines fraud lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling (877) 327-2600.