New Jersey Statutes Title 2C. The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice 2C § 21-17.6

a. A person who reasonably believes or reasonably suspects that he has been the victim of identity theft in violation of N.J.S.2C:21-1 , section 1 of P.L.1983, c. 565 ( C.2C:21-2.1 ) or N.J.S.2C:21-17 may contact the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where he resides, which shall take a police report of the matter and provide the complainant with a copy of that report.  Notwithstanding the fact that jurisdiction may lie elsewhere for investigation and prosecution of a crime of identity theft, the local law enforcement agency shall take the complaint and provide the complainant with a copy of the complaint and may refer the complaint to a law enforcement agency in that different jurisdiction.

b. Nothing in this section shall interfere with the discretion of a local law enforcement agency to allocate resources for investigations of crimes.  A complaint filed under this section is not required to be counted as an open case for purposes such as compiling open case statistics.


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