County of Los Angeles
Department of Consumer Affairs
New Consumer Laws 2012
Identity Theft: Better restitution for victims
SB 208 - Chapter 45 - Penal Code ß1207.4
Effective July 1, 2011 (Urgency Bill)
Summary: Authorizes the court to grant restitution in an identity theft case that can include expenses for monitoring the victimís credit report and repairing the victimís credit for a reasonable amount of time in the future.
Background: Some identity theft victims were incurring additional charges for resolving identity theft problems after the end of their court case.
The New Law: Authorizes the court to hold on to jurisdiction in an identity theft case for a reasonable length of time to provide restitution for future expenses for a victim. Future expenses can include monitoring an identity theft victim's credit reports and repairing the victim's credit for a period of time reasonably necessary to resolve the identity theft issues.
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For more information:
County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs
B-96 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Street * Los Angeles, CA 90012-2706
Telephone (800) 593-8222 (within the County) * (213) 974-1452