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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Maryland on
Q: Someone I know used my ID after getting drug charges in Frederick MD

I left my wallet in my previous roommate’s car by mistake. She and 3 other friends of hers left from our VA home to visit someone in MD and I didn’t really think much of it when they returned one of her friends immediately handed me back my wallet. Time goes past, I move out and start a family,... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jan 14, 2024

Hire a lawyer to present your evidence to the prosecutor’s office in order to clear your name and have the correct person charged. You will need to identify your friend or friends who used your identity. It is unclear how you know exactly which one used your identity. This happens more often than... View More

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Q: My brother is in prison. His girlfriend has POA. She wants to open credit cards in his name. Is that legal?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on May 24, 2020

There are three parts to this answer: (1) whether the POA itself states the agent has the power to do so, and many general powers of attorney do grant the power to borrow money or apply for credit--but you have to be sure; (2) whether doing so is strictly for the benefit of and in the interest of... View More

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Q: If i get a fake (non-working) credit card online , and when i go to buy something, it works...what will happen? imnot18
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Feb 4, 2017

If you are intentionally using a credit card that you know does not work or is not actually your account and you use it to try and purchase something - then you are potentially committing theft. You risk being charged with a crime.

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Q: What is and when does the statue of limitations begin for online theft?

My debit card used to make fraud purchases online (in different State) by unknown person, but the companies returned the money to me. Do the statue starts when the police have gotten a possible suspect? And what State's statue of limitations will the suspect be charged with?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jan 28, 2017

Statute of limitations start when the "issue" (i.e. theft, breach of contract, etc.) occurred.

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