Teenagers and identity theft

So I was reading about a teenager who is being charged with first-degree identity theft, second-degree possession of a forged instrument and third-degree grand larceny, and I started wondering if this is a trend. Instead of shoplifting, perhaps teenagers who are drawn to crime are finding it easier to rip off someone's identity.

Based on my limited research, I'd give a cautious, "probably not." Not yet.

In the last month, there have been some interesting arrests involving identity theft in the United States, but I only found three, and it's a big country: