Identity theft. A person commits identity theft when he or she obtains, possesses, transfers, uses, sells, or purchases any personal identifying information of another person for the purposes of fraud in order to receive any benefit (KS Stat. Sec. 21-4018). Identity theft is a felony in Kansas.
Identity fraud. A person commits identity fraud when he or she:
• Uses or supplies false information to obtain an identification document; or
• Makes, counterfeits, alters, amends, manufactures, or otherwise replicates an identification document with the intent to deceive (KS Stat. Sec. 21-6107).
Identity fraud is also a felony in Kansas.
Identification documents. An identification document is any card, certificate, document, or banking instrument (such as credit or debit cards). Identification documents also include driver's licenses, nondriver identification cards, certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates, Social Security cards, and employee identification cards (KS Stat. Sec. 21-5918).