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§ 8-304. Police reports

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Fraud and Related Crimes
Subtitle 3. Identity Fraud
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-304
§ 8-304. Police reports
(a) A person who knows or reasonably suspects that the person is a victim of identity fraud, as prohibited under this subtitle, may contact a local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over:
(1) any part of the county in which the person lives; or
(2) any part of the county in which the crime occurred.
Preparation and filing of report
(b) After being contacted by a person in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, a local law enforcement agency shall promptly:
(1) prepare and file a report of the alleged identity fraud; and
(2) provide a copy of the report to the victim.
Referral to proper jurisdiction
(c) The local law enforcement agency contacted by the victim may subsequently refer the matter to a law enforcement agency with proper jurisdiction.
Report is not open case
(d) A report filed under this section is not required to be counted as an open case for purposes including compiling open case statistics.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 579, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-304, MD CRIM LAW § 8-304
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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