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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