§61-3-54. Taking identity of another person; penalty.
Any person who knowingly takes the name, birth date, social
security number or other identifying information of another person,
without the consent of that other person, with the intent to
fraudulently represent that he or she is the other person for the
purpose of making financial or credit transactions in the other
person's name, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction, shall be
punished by confinement in the penitentiary not more than five
years, or fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both:
, That the provisions of this section do not apply to any
person who obtains another person's drivers license or other form
of identification for the sole purpose of misrepresenting his or
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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