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Do you suppose it’s against the law for someone to penetrate the neural network of your credit union or bank and then lift the numbers linked to your financial accounts?

The answer appears to be no, according to the state of Washington. Here’s the Revised Code of Washington that covers the crime of identity theft:

RCW 9.35.020

No person may knowingly obtain, possess, use or transfer a means of identification or financial information of another person, living or dead, with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any crime.

The statue makes it clear that identification theft is a crime only if...


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