2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 205 - Crimes Against Property
NRS 205.4651 - Identity theft program card: Application; issuance; presentation to law enforcement agency or creditors; discretion to accept or reject program card; application not public record; regulations; acceptance of gifts, grants and donations.


NV Rev Stat § 205.4651 (2013) What's This?

1. A person who is a victim of identity theft who is a:

(a) Resident of this State and who has filed with a law enforcement agency in any state a signed written report stating that the person is a victim of identity theft; or

(b) Nonresident of this State who has filed with a law enforcement agency in this State a signed written report stating that the person is a victim of identity theft,

may apply for an identity theft program card through any agency designated by the Attorney General.

2. A designated agency that receives an application for an identity theft program card shall submit the application and a copy of the written report described in subsection 1 to the Attorney General for review and, if the applicant meets the requirements pursuant to subsection 1, issuance of an identity theft program card.

3. The Attorney General, in cooperation with any law enforcement agency, may issue an identity theft program card to a person who is a victim of identity theft.

4. A person who is issued an identity theft program card pursuant to subsection 3 may present the identity theft program card to:

(a) A law enforcement agency to help prevent the arrest or detention of the person for an offense committed by another person using his or her personal identifying information; or

(b) A creditor to aid in the investigation of any fraudulent account that is opened in his or her name or any fraudulent charge that is made against an account in his or her name.

5. The law enforcement agency or creditor that is presented with an identity theft program card pursuant to subsection 4 has sole discretion to accept or reject the program card. In determining whether to accept or reject the identity theft program card, the law enforcement agency or creditor may consider the surrounding circumstances and available information regarding the identity theft of the person.

6. An application for an identity theft program card submitted pursuant to this section, including any supporting documentation, is not a public record, and no part of it may be released except to a law enforcement agency in this or another state.

7. The Attorney General may adopt regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

8. The Attorney General may accept gifts, grants and donations from any source for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.

9. For the purposes of this section, resident shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of NRS 10.155.

10. As used in this section:

(a) Identity theft means a violation of the provisions of NRS 205.463, 205.464 or 205.465.

(b) Identity theft program card means a card or certificate issued by the Attorney General that identifies a person who has complied with the provisions of subsection 1 and, except as otherwise provided in this section, must be given a reasonable opportunity to prove to a law enforcement agency, creditor or other lawfully interested person or governmental entity that the person is the victim and not the perpetrator of any alleged crime, breach of contract or other wrongdoing normally associated with victims of the crime of identity theft.

(Added to NRS by 2005, 1100; A 2009, 9)

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