Identity Theft

Identity Theft

If you are the victim of identity theft you can file a police report in one of three jurisdictions.

  • Please note (c) below. There may be instances where your identity was used fraudulently in multiple jurisdictions. It may save you time if you make a report in your home jurisdiction instead of going from city to city to make individual reports.
  • This is particularly true if you find your identity was fraudulently used across state and international borders.

762.10c Identity theft; prosecution; jurisdiction.

Section 10c:

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3), conduct prohibited by law, or former law, and listed in subsection (2) may be prosecuted in 1 of the following jurisdictions:

  1. The jurisdiction in which the offense occurred.
  2. The jurisdiction in which the information used to commit the violation was illegally used.
  3. The jurisdiction in which the victim resides.

Identity Theft Protection Act 452 of 2004