Identity Theft

Illinois Identity Theft Laws

Identity Theft in Illinois


Identification theft is a crime that typically includes stealing a person’s financial account or charge card without permission to make purchases or get money, using one more individual’s identity to obtain credit rating, open a bank account or use for employment purposes.  It also includes selling or using another individual’s personal information, such as a Social Security number, motorist’s license number and also birthday. In Illinois, this criminal statutes are categorized as 4 separate levels of crimes:

  • Identification theft
  • Aggravated identification theft
  • Transmission of personal identifying Information
  • Facilitating identification theft.

Aggravated Identity Theft

Aggravated identification theft in Illinois is an identification burglary crime committed:

  • Versus an impaired or disabled individual or a person who is 60 years old or older
  • In connection with gang or organized crime activity.

The defense that an invidual did not know the offender did not know the person robbed was 60 years of ages is not a defense in the state of Illinois.  If you are accused of aggravated identity theft in Illinois there are very serious reprecussions.  You need to contact The Law Office of Daniel D. Hinich today.

Fines for identity theft criminal offenses in Illinois are:

  • Class An offense– imprisonment approximately 364 days and also a fine up to $2,500.
  • Course 4 felony– one to three years in prison as well as a fine up to $25,000.
  • Class 3 felony– two to five years in prison as well as a fine as much as $25,000.
  • Class 2 felony– 3 to seven years in prison and a fine around $25,000.
  • Class 1 felony– 4 to fifteen years in prison as well as a penalty as much as $25,000, and also.
  • Course X felony– six to thirty years in prison and also a penalty up to $25,000.