Bush Signs Identity Theft Bill

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-07-16 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New law adds two years to prison sentences for criminals convicted of using stolen credit card numbers and other personal data to commit crimes.

President Bush signed a new identity theft bill into law Thursday that adds two years to prison sentences for criminals convicted of using stolen credit card numbers and other personal data to commit crimes. Violators who use that data to commit "terrorist offenses" would get five extra years. Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), the bills sponsor, said the signing is "one of the shots taken in a battle that weve got to win."

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