TITLE XXXI. TRADE AND COMMERCE
CHAPTER 359-B. CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING
359-B:29 Police Report Regarding Identity Theft.
I. A person who has learned or reasonably suspects that he or she has been the victim of identify theft may contact the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over his or her place of residence, which shall take a police report of the matter, and provide the complainant with a copy of that report. Notwithstanding the fact that jurisdiction may lie elsewhere for investigation and prosecution of a crime of identity fraud, the local law enforcement agency shall take the complaint and provide the complainant with a copy of the complaint and may refer the complaint to a law enforcement agency in a different jurisdiction.
II. Nothing in this section shall interfere with the discretion of a local law enforcement agency to allocate resources for investigations of crimes. A complaint filed under this section is not required to be counted as an open case for purposes such as compiling open case statistics.
Current through: 2018