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Bill redefining ID theft leaves some crimes out.

February 19, 2004
By: Lindsay Shively
State Capital Bureau

A new bill sponsored by a St. Louis lawmaker to expand the definition of identity theft exempts what some might still consider a crime. Lindsay Shively (shive-lee) has the story.

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Sen. Maida Coleman, a Democrat from St. Louis City, is sponsoring a bill that would redefine identification theft.

That definition surprisingly excludes situations such as using someone else's identification to purchase alcohol.

Coleman says the focus of these purchases is not identity.

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Contents: Buying alcohol focuses more on age.

Coleman says her reason for sponsoring the legislation is to protect potential victims. From the State Capitol, I'm Lindsay Shively.