By Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen
Sometime ago, a young man pleaded guilty in a Superior Court on a charge of Identity Theft. He had used a credit card that had been stolen from his Grandmother.
The crime was Identity Theft; accomplished by using someone else’s credit card to buy things. It seems pretty straightforward doesn’t it? A person uses something he knows isn’t his and gets a benefit from it. That is stealing; some kind of theft. You would think that there was no issue with that.