Bronx, NY asked in Criminal Law for Alabama

Q: 3 different credit cards were opened and used without y permission. Is it 3 different charges?

3 different credit cards were opened along with 3 Authorize users under each without my knowledge and permission.

over $1200 spent on all cards.

How many charges are here?

What are the charges?

What are the penalties?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: They should be a charged with identity theft

Which is a class b felony and carries a punishment of 2-20 years and is not a guideline offense, which means they can possibly go to prison. And since you didn’t authorize the cards at all that is the proper charge. Ask the investigator over your case to look into identify theft.

Unless the person that opened the accounts is your spouse. Then you will have a hard time proving you didn’t know about the cards because y’all were married. Good luck.

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