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WPIC 131.01 Identity Theft—First Degree—Definition

11A WAPRAC WPIC 131.01Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal

11A Wash. Prac., Pattern Jury Instr. Crim. WPIC 131.01 (5th Ed)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal
January 2024 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part XIII. Miscellaneous Crimes
WPIC CHAPTER 131. Identity Theft
WPIC 131.01 Identity Theft—First Degree—Definition
A person commits the crime of identity theft in the first degree when, with intent to commit [or aid or abet] any crime, he or she knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, or transfers a means of identification or financial information of another person, [living or dead,] [and obtains] [credit] [money] [goods] [services] [or] [anything else] [in excess of $1,500 in value] [or] [knowingly targets a senior or vulnerable individual].
Use this instruction if it will help the jury understand the charged offense or if it is necessary to define this particular offense for the jury. See the Comment to WPIC 4.24 (Definition of the Crime—Form).
Use bracketed material as appropriate.
With this instruction, use WPIC 131.10 (Identity Theft—Financial Information—Definition), WPIC 131.11 (Identity Theft—Means of Identification—Definition), WPIC 10.01 (Intent—Intentionally—Definition), WPIC 10.02 (Knowledge—Knowingly—Definition), and WPIC 131.01.01 (Identity Theft—Senior—Definition) or WPIC 131.01.02 (Identity Theft—Vulnerable Individual—Definition), as applicable.
RCW 9.35.020(1), (2).
This instruction has been revised for this edition to add targeting a senior or vulnerable individual to the definition of first degree theft. These provisions were added to the definition of first degree identity theft by Initiative 1501 (effective December 8, 2016). Laws of 2017, Chapter 4, §§ 3 and 5 (effective July 23, 2017).
For a general discussion of the identity theft statutes, see WPIC 131.00 (Identity Theft—Introduction).
[Current as of December 2019.]
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