Credit Card Fraud and Credit Card Crimes in Florence, KY, Covington, KY, Cincinnati, OH
Under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, receipt of another’s credit card and actual use of it, more commonly referred to as credit card fraud, are two different crimes. A person commits the crime of receipt of a stolen credit when they possess the credit or debit card of another and retain the card with the intent to use, sell, or transfer the card to someone other than the issuer or cardholder.
Credit card fraud, or debit card, is when a person uses information from a debit or credit card for the purpose of obtaining property, credit, services, or anything else of value. The person must do so with the knowledge that the card is forged or stolen, the card is revoked or cancelled, the card is expired, or for any other reason, the use of the card is unauthorized by either the issuer or the owner.
Like most other theft crimes under Kentucky law, credit card fraud is a misdemeanor when the value of the property, services, credit, or money obtained is valued at less than $500.00. It is a Class D felony when the value is over $500 and a Class C Felony when the value is over $10,000. The sentence can range from 1 to 10 years jail time plus a fine and court costs.
If you have been accused of a credit card crime, you should call the Northern Kentucky Criminal Attorneys at Greta Hoffman and Associates. It is important to have representation in a criminal proceeding in order to ensure that your case is handled with the attention and focus it deserves. There may be defenses available to you that are not immediately obvious, and these defenses can drastically affect the outcome of your case. The NKY Criminal Attorneys at the law office of Greta Hoffman and Associates will work hard to represent you in court to obtain the fair and equitable resolution that you deserve. Call today.