THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
State v Zibulsky reversal: Identity Theft for using a joint bank account
Did you know that in Oregon a person can be charged with Identity Theft for using a joint bank account?
This is a charge that has shown up repeatedly in Multnomah County in cases where a parent has died & there is discord among remaining family members regarding how the money is spent. Today the Court of Appeals has brought back common sense in State v Zibulsky: "we find it implausible that the legislature intended to criminally penalize as "identity theft" an account holder's use of bank-account credentials that she shares with another."
Congrats to Zack Mazer on the appeal, Bill Dials on the trial!
Slip opinion here:
Posted At 10:01 AM