Credit Card Theft & Credit Card Crimes

What is credit card theft? Credit card theft is defined as theft by using someone else’s lost or stolen credit card, creating and/or using fake credit cards, or making us of revoked credit cards. It can also include theft of someone else’s pre-approved credit card by intercepting their mail.

Misdemeanor Credit Card Crimes

  • Occurs when the value stolen is less than $200 within a 6-month period Penalties – Jail time of up to 12 months, and a fine of up to $2500.00


Felony Credit Card Crimes

  • Occurs when the value stolen exceeds $200 within a 6-month period Penalties – Jail time of up to 5 years, and a fine of up to $2500.00.


Why should I contact an attorney? Facing prosecution for any kind of white-collar crime is a scary experience. Credit card theft related crimes carry with them a certain stigma, which is likely the result of an abundance of media coverage on the ongoing and ever increasing national identity theft crisis. For this reason, the Commonwealth is often more inclined than not to “make an example” of the accused.

If you have been charged with a credit card theft, or any credit card related crime, contact The Paracha Firm today for a no-fee consultation.

 

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