Joe Callahan reports:
Another former employee of the troubled Kids Zone USA day care center has been arrested. Authorities say she signed another woman’s name on several fire inspection reports, and once even hid from the fire inspector in a dark closet.
Barbara Kyle, 39, who now lives in Atlanta, turned herself in at the Marion County Jail at 9:30 a.m. Friday, according to an Ocala police arrest affidavit.
Kyle is charged with criminal use of personal identification information, a third-degree felony. Since there was no financial gain, authorities couldn’t charge her with identity theft.
Read more on Ocala.com.
Although this case may not seem like a big deal, it’s noteworthy to me that the law on identity theft requires some financial element. I think that is too restricted a definition of identity theft as the consequences of identify theft can be profound even when there is no financial element.