Last week a 32-year-old Las Vegas woman was indicted with multiple counts of the Nevada crime of forgery and related offense for allegedly having about 1,000 identities. She reportedly had two forging laboratories in Las Vegas containing a large amount of other people's personal information. Some of the victims claim their IDs were stolen during car burglaries.
The Nevada crime of forgery is using false or falsified documents with the intent to defraud another. Typical examples of forgery include paying with a fake check, signing a check with another's name, and creating a false court order. Common defenses are that the defendant's action did not rise to the level of forgery, or that the defendant had no intent to defraud.