Tuesday, September 30, 2008
When you steal someone's identity, you're guilty of identity theft. The circuits are split, however, on whether you are still guilty of identity theft if the person whose identity you're using is an invented person. You're still guilty of fraud and other such crimes or torts, but I think there is a great issue here for a legal writing problem narrowed on the issue of identity theft. Click here for a link to the Statutory Construction Blog, which discusses the split in a number of posts.