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Forged check is basis for identity theft charge (access required)

Where appellant made a stolen check payable to herself, forged the check owner’s signature, used her own driver’s license as identification but left the bank before completing the transaction, she was properly charged with attempted identity theft. Identifying information “Code § 18.2-186.3 is entitled ‘Identity theft; penalty; restitution; victim assistance.’ In pertinent part, it provides: … B. ...