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Credit Card Fraud

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Have you been legally accused of committing credit card fraud? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal counsel for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with White Collar Crimes such as Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud, and Prescription Drug Fraud, to name a few.

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What is Credit Card Fraud?

Credit card fraud is when a credit or debit card is used in an unlawful manner, meaning it was stolen or illegally accessed, then used with fraudulent intent. This results in a loss to the owner of the credit or debit card. Credit card fraud includes the following:

  • Forging
  • Altering
  • Stealing
  • Publishing credit card or account information
  • Counterfeiting
  • Identity theft

Penalties for Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud is a wobbler, meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. The penalties for credit card fraud can include imprisonment and if it involves the internet, it can be prosecuted federally. Cases prosecuted in federal court could face much more severe punishment.

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Credit card fraud is when a credit or debit card is used in an unlawful manner, meaning it was stolen or illegally accessed, then used with fraudulent intent. This results in a loss to the owner of the credit or debit card. Credit card fraud includes the following:

  • Forging
  • Altering
  • Stealing
  • Publishing credit card or account information
  • Counterfeiting

Penalties for Stolen Credit Cards

This can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the facts and your criminal history.

As a felony the penalties include:
  • Felony probation
  • Imprisonment
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
As a misdemeanor the penalties include:
  • Imprisonment
  • A maximum fine of $1,000
If a credit card was stolen but it wasn’t used, the penalties include:
  • Imprisonment, and
  • A maximum fine of $1,000

Penalties for Forging Credit Card Information

Forging credit card information is altering an actual credit card or debit card, creating a fake credit or debit card, and/or signing someone else’s name on a transaction without the credit or debit card owner’s authorization. Forgery can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

As a felony the penalties include:
  • Felony probation
  • Imprisonment
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
As a misdemeanor the penalties include:
  • Imprisonment
  • A maximum fine of $1,000

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If you didn’t have fraudulent intent then you aren’t guilty of fraud. Even if you were unaware or made a mistake, if you weren’t intending to commit fraud then you can’t be guilty of fraud.

The prosecutor has to prove every element of a crime. For example, they have to prove that you knew a credit card was counterfeited when you used it.

Mistaken identity is very common in these cases. Perhaps you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, drove a similar car as the person who committed credit card fraud, or looked like the person who committed credit card fraud. An experienced lawyer knows how to get to the truth.

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