Schemes to commit identity theft or fraud may also involve violations of several statutes such as identification fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1028), aggravated identity theft (18 U.S.C. §1028A), credit card fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1029), computer fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1030), mail fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1341), wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1343), or financial institution fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1344). Each of these federal offenses are felonies that carry substantial penalties –¬ in some cases, as high as 30 years' imprisonment, fines, and criminal forfeiture.
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