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Pa. Senate passes bill to prevent child ID theft - abc27 WHTM

Pa. Senate passes bill to prevent child ID theft

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Legislation to increase the penalty for identity theft committed against children is awaiting the signature of Governor Tom Corbett.

House Bill 714, approved Tuesday by the state Senate, would allow for a higher grading of offenses when the victim is under 18 years old.

Identity theft of more than $2,000 from a child, for example, would be graded as a felony of the second degree instead of the current grading of third-degree felony.

Pennsylvania law already allows higher grading of offenses when a victim of identity theft is 60 years of age or older or a care-dependent person.

 

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