SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2007 BCPC 257, Mr. W, a 47-year-old man, used false identification to obtain a cellphone in the name of Mr. C, which he then used to harass his ex-wife, Ms. C. He also let the air out of Ms. C’s tires, sent her unwanted mail, made it seem as though he had put sugar in the gas tank of her vehicle, falsely told the police his ex-wife’s mother had murdered someone, and falsely reported his wife for abusing their child. Mr. W had a lengthy criminal history, including multiple convictions of identity fraud and a history of harassment against his ex-wife. He pleaded guilty to one count of criminal harassment, one count of identity fraud, and one count of disobeying a court order for contacting Ms. C. He was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment. 18 months of imprisonment for harassment, 18 months for identity fraud to be served concurrently, and six months for disobeying a court order to be served consecutively.
Criminal Offence(s): Identity Fraud