It appeared to me today that the crime for creating a false identity could possibly be just as harsh at the parental kidnapping charge against Marvin Maple. In addition, both Jonathan and Jennifer Bunting are using a social security number, I wonder how that social security number was created and by whom. Inquiring minds want to know!
Q. Is it illegal to use a false Social Security number?
Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. Perjury is a crime because the witness has sworn to tell the truth and, for the credibility of the court, witness testimony must be relied on as being truthful. Perjury is considered a very serious crime as it could be used to usurp the power of the courts, resulting in miscarriages of justice. In the United States, for example, the general perjury statute under Federal law provides for a prison sentence of up to five years, and is found at 18 U.S.C. � 1621. See also 28 U.S.C. � 1746 (Source: Wiki Answers)