State Identity Theft Laws

ALABAMA: The Consumer Identity Protection Act makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on whether the defendant has had a prior conviction and the amount of financial loss involved with the theft.

ALASKA: The state’s statute addressing theft by deception makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances.

ARIZONA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing theft by deception makes identity theft a felony.

ARKANSAS: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing financial identity fraud makes identity theft a felony.

CALIFORNIA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft provides for both a fine and a jail term.

COLORADO: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts.

CONNECTICUT: The state has enacted legislation addressing breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

DELAWARE: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming, and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

FLORIDA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming, and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing criminal use of personal identification information makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances.

GEORGIA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing financial identity fraud makes identity theft a crime punishable by either a fine or a term of imprisonment.

HAWAII: The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

IDAHO: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing misappropriation of personal identifying information makes identity theft a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.

ILLINOIS: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.

INDIANA: The state has enacted legislation addressing breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

IOWA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.

KANSAS: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

KENTUCKY: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a crime subject to a fine or term of imprisonment.

LOUISIANA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming, and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

MAINE: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming, and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing misuse of identification makes identity theft a class D crime.

MARYLAND: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity fraud a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.

MASSACHUSETTS: The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

MICHIGAN: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony. MINNESOTA: The state has enacted legislation addressing breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a crimepunishable by a fine or jail term.

MISSISSIPPI: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing fraudulent use of identity makes identity theft a crime punishable by a fine or jail term.

MISSOURI: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

MONTANA: The state has enacted legislation addressing breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a crime punishable by a fine or a jail term.

NEBRASKA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts. The state’s statute addressing criminal impersonation makes identity theft either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances.

NEVADA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

NEW JERSEY: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming, and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a crime punishable by fine or jail term.

NEW MEXICO: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a misdemeanor.

NEW YORK: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances.

NORTH CAROLINA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing fraudulent identity fraud makes identity theft a felony.

NORTH DAKOTA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

OHIO: The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

OKLAHOMA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

OREGON: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

PENNSYLVANIA: The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

RHODE ISLAND: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and breach of information. The state’s Impersonation and Identity Fraud Act makes identity theft a crime punishable by fine or jail term.

SOUTH CAROLINA: The state’s Personal Financial Security Act makes identity theft a felony.

SOUTH DAKOTA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a misdemeanor.

TENNESSEE: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

TEXAS: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming, and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

UTAH: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

VERMONT: The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

VIRGINIA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts and credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

WASHINGTON: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card numbers on receipts, credit card skimming, and breach of information. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

WEST VIRGINIA: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft a felony.

WISCONSIN: The state’s statute addressing misappropriation of personal identifying information makes identity theft a felony.

WYOMING: The state has enacted legislation addressing credit card skimming. The state’s statute addressing identity theft makes identity theft either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.


Inside State Identity Theft Laws