Identity theft is a serious crime, and it is a felony, under both Florida
and Federal Law. Identity theft involves falsely using the identity of
another for theft or fraud to gain some monetary interest. The internet
has resulted in a massive increase in the availability, accessibility
and volume of stolen identities of others for use to access and illegally
obtain credit, services, or property. As such, laws have been established
under Florida and Federal law to deal harshly with this offense.
Click here for a further explanation of Identity Theft.