2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 53a-129a. Identity theft defined.

Sec. 53a-129a. Identity theft defined. (a) A person commits identity theft when such person intentionally obtains personal identifying information of another person without the authorization of such other person and uses that information to obtain or attempt to obtain, money, credit, goods, services, property or medical information in the name of such other person without the consent of such other person.

(b) As used in this section, "personal identifying information" means any name, number or other information that may be used, alone or in conjunction with any other information, to identify a specific individual including, but not limited to, such individual's name, date of birth, mother's maiden name, motor vehicle operator's license number, Social Security number, employee identification number, employer or taxpayer identification number, alien registration number, government passport number, health insurance identification number, demand deposit account number, savings account number, credit card number, debit card number or unique biometric data such as fingerprint, voice print, retina or iris image, or other unique physical representation.

(P.A. 99-99; P.A. 03-156, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 03-156 revised section to replace offense of identity theft with definition of identity theft by amending Subsec. (a) to replace "A person is guilty of identity theft when" with "A person commits identity theft when", delete requirement that the use of such information be "for any unlawful purpose" and include "money" and "property" among items the person obtains or attempts to obtain, by designating definition of "personal identifying information" as new Subsec. (b) and amending said definition to add provision that such information means "any name, number or other information that may be used, alone or in conjunction with any other information, to identify a specific individual", include such individual's name, date of birth, employer or taxpayer identification number, alien registration number, government passport number, health insurance identification number, debit card number or unique biometric data such as fingerprint, voice print, retina or iris image, or other unique physical representation and replace "demand deposit number" with "demand deposit account number" and by deleting former Subsec. (b) classifying identity theft as a class D felony.


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