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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_theft

Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else's identity, usually as a method to gain a ... There are cases of identity cloning to attack payment systems, including ... The largest study on child identity theft, as reported by Richard Power of the .... arrest or prosecution or to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice . is ...

www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/218778.pdf

Identity theft has become perhaps the defining crime of the information age, with an estimated 9 million or ... loss incurred and the smaller the likelihood of successful prosecution. Older ... biggest impediment to conducting scientific research .... determine the amount of identity theft confronted by the criminal justice system. 6 ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835847

Jan 13, 2010 ... Crime generates substantial costs to society at individual, ..... Estimates for government crime prevention and prosecution expenditures were taken from the BJS report “Justice .... The three elements of criminal justice system costs at the federal, .... The property crimes of motor vehicle theft, arson, household ...

www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/04/14/identity-theft-growing/2082179

Apr 14, 2013 ... Those costs come in the form of legal settlements, fees for consultants .... Identity thieves use computer programs to infiltrate retail systems and ...

www.fbi.gov/investigate/white-collar-crime

FBI special agents work closely with partner law enforcement and regulatory ... A stolen identity is a powerful cloak of anonymity for criminals and terrorists ... criminals to hide and accumulate wealth, avoid prosecution, evade taxes, ... Placement represents the initial entry of the criminal's proceeds into the financial system.

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/business/yourmoney/identity-theft-is-epidemiccan-it-be-stopped.html

Oct 24, 2004 ... Article on identity theft, which has become epidemic, and whether it can ... expenses to regain their financial identities; some origins of identity fraud and ... law enforcement authorities describe as the biggest case of identity theft .... one of the assistant United States attorneys prosecuting the Baptiste case.

wallethub.com/edu/identity-theft/17120

Nov 29, 2016 ... 5% of people age 16+ (1.7 million) fell victim to identity theft in 2006 .... of all the major credit monitoring companies' costs and services. .... of Law; Keith Cronk CIO and Vice President of Information Systems ..... Prosecution is difficult. ..... “ The biggest disturbing trend in identity theft will definitely be social ...

www.lexisnexis.com/risk/downloads/whitepaper/Identity-Risk-Framework.pdf

To protect government programs against identity-theft related ... fraud schemes often begin with tax fraud, but then also lead to benefits fraud and fraud against the justice system. ... average costs publicly reported by the respective government agencies. ..... prosecutions and convictions prove the costly reality of this identity ...

www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/reports/combating-identity-theft-strategic-plan/strategicplan.pdf

Apr 11, 2007 ... D. Law Enforcement: Prosecuting and Punishing Identity Thieves .......... 52. 1. ..... imposes much greater costs and hardships on victims. In addition ..... of the largest breaches of U.S. financial systems for the past five years.