If, while we were still technically married, my wife gave me permission to insure my car in her name but now denies this could I actually get charged with identity theft?

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If, while we were still technically married, my wife gave me permission to insure my car in her name but now denies this could I actually get charged with identity theft?

I paid the monthly premiums and did not receive anything from the insurance companies. I found out during our divorce that she filed a complaint with the police saying that I did not have permission to get insurance on the car. Now I have a detective calling me wanting to ask me some questions. He is saying that if I don’t come in to answer the questions he is going to apply for a warrant, and charge me with identity theft.

Asked on September 23, 2015 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

What your wife can claim and what can be proved are 2 different things. However, first things first. Do not speak with the police without legal representation. They are trained and skilled in getting people to incriminate themselves, even if innocent. They have everything to gain and you have everything to lose by speaking to them without an attorney present.
At this point, you should consult directly with a local criminal defense lawyer about your situation. They can best advise you further.


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