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Kentucky Identity Theft Laws

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Code SectionKy. Rev. Stat. Ann. §514.160; 532.034; 15.231; 411.210; 514.170
Classification of Crime/PenaltiesAutomatic class D felony Perpetrator forfeits all right to the identifying information, property, or other benefits resulting from the crime Restitution shall be ordered for any costs incurred by victim to correct credit record, including lost wages and attorney's fees; restitution shall be ordered for any financial institution which suffers a direct financial loss
Who May ProsecuteAttorney General has concurrent jurisdiction with Commonwealth attorneys and county attorneys
Exemptions to Identity Theft LawsCriminal statute does not apply to minors seeking to obtain privileges denied to minors; does not apply to credit or debit card fraud (which is covered under other code sections)
Civil Lawsuit Allowed?Civil action allowed
Civil Remedies AvailableCompensatory and punitive damages, and reasonable costs and attorney fees if plaintiff prevails
Misc."Trafficking in Stolen Identities," for which possession of 5 or more separate identities is a prima facie evidence, is a class C felony

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