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Tag Archives: Identity Theft

Clerk at business charged with ID theft

The payroll clerk at a High Point business has been arrested on three charges of identity theft. The High Point Enterprise reported that 47-year-old Brenda Yow Schmidt of High Point also is charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretenses and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses.

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Criminal Practice – Identity Theft – Specific Intent – Trafficking in Stolen Identities – Name of Transferee (access required)

State v. Jones A defendant’s “intent to fraudulently represent” himself as the person whose identity he has stolen need not be shown by a verbal misrepresentation but can also be established based upon the defendant’s conduct or actions. When one presents a credit card or credit card number as payment, he is representing himself to be the cardholder or an authorized user.

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