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Defrauding Corporation Not ‘Identity Theft’ (access required)

A corporation is not a “person” under federal identity theft statutes, and the 4th Circuit says  defendants who schemed to deposit in a private bank account checks stolen by a bookkeeper for a small furniture company, cannot be convicted of identity theft under 18 U.S.C. § 1028(a)(7). The primary issue before us is whether the statutes ...

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