New York Times
May 03, 2002

Identity theft is "one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States", according to Attorney General Richard Ashcroft. In May of 2002, the New York Times' Adam Clymer examined this new crime phenomenon, and the Justice Department's increasing enforcement efforts since the federal ID theft legislation went on the books in1998. Clymer used TRAC data to determine the median prison sentences for those convicted under a law frequently used in the prosecution of this crime as part of his overall analysis of federal enforcement of ID theft.




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