Q: Hi, I have a question about felony computer fraud.
My husband has been charged with felony computer fraud in Tangipahoa parish. His stepfather alleges that my husband stole his bank account info and used it fraudulently. The fact is that my husband’s mother authorized it, told him it was okay. She is the one who provided the bank acct info to my husband, and told him to use it as he saw fit. The stepfather left that part out with the police. Or perhaps she didn’t tell him what she did? Either way they are married although her name is not on the bank acct as far as I know. There are extenuating circumstances that make it obvious that the stepfather is being vindictive and has ulterior motives. Does this constitute felony computer fraud if the mother authorized the use of her husbands acct? How do we handle this issue?
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