What Is Identity Theft?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your Social Security number or your credit card or bank account number, to commit theft.
Is Identity Theft A Crime In Hawaii?
Yes. In Hawaii, identity theft is a felony. Hawaii’s identity theft laws:
- Identity Theft in the 1st Degree, Section 708-839.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes
- Identity Theft in the 2nd Degree, Section 708-839.7, Hawaii Revised Statutes
- Identity Theft in the 3rd Degree, Section 708-839.8, Hawaii Revised Statutes
Under Hawaii law, a person commits the offense of Identity Theft if he/she transmits the personal information of another person by any oral statement, any written statement, or any statement conveyed by any electronic means with the intent to commit the offense of theft.
A person who obtains property (or who attempts to obtain property) the value of which exceeds $20,000 faces a mandatory prison term of up to 20 years. If the value of the property exceeds $300, the person may face a prison term of up to 10 years. And if the value of the property is less than $300, the person may face a prison term of up to 5 years.