The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 15, 2004

Statement on H.R. 1731

On Thursday, July 15, 2004, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1731, the "Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act" which increases existing penalties for the crime of identity theft, establishes aggravated identity theft as a criminal offense, and establishes mandatory penalties for aggravated identity theft.


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