Accused Of ID Theft?
At some time or another, nearly every student has signed a parent’s name to a permission slip or detention notification. We may consider this type of mischief to be an error in judgment or a mistake that we expect a young person to grow out of. On a grander scale, however, falsely signing a facsimile of someone else’s signature or using someone else’s electronic sign-in information can lead to criminal charges.
Representing Albany Residents Charged With ID Theft
If you have been charged with ID theft in Albany, you should contact The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, for legal advice and representation.
Allegations that you committed ID theft can arise in a number of different ways. You may be accused of any of the following illegal acts regarding someone else’s identification:
- Using a forged signature of someone else to obtain a credit card or business loan, sign for a package at the Post Office or open a bank account.
- Use of unauthorized ID information to generate fake gift cards
- “Phishing” for passwords and confidential account information via email or other electronic solicitations
- Accepting and cashing checks (such as Social Security checks or Medicare refunds) for family members who have died — or who are still alive, but did not authorize you to take these actions.
- Credit card fraud involving another person’s account, signature or identification
- Applying for federal student aid using forged signatures
- Filing income tax returns using forged signatures
If you face criminal charges based on alleged actions such as any of these, you deserve a defense designed to protect you at all costs.
Contact An Albany Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with any type of white-collar crime, such as ID theft, and need to speak with an attorney, schedule a consultation at my Albany law office. Call 518-783-3800 or email me directly.