In the movie “Identity Thief,” Melissa McCarthy plays Diana, a woman who steals the identity of a man named Sandy, played by Jason Bateman. While using his credit card to buy drinks for a bar full of patrons, Diana tangles with the bartender and ends up getting arrested, giving Sandy’s name as her own. When the real Sandy tries to use his credit card to buy gas the next day, the clerk cuts up his declined card. Worse yet, Sandy finds out he missed “his” court date for assault charges. This is criminal identity theft as a fictional extreme.