Daniel P Leavitt's answer The credit/debit card theft is a crime as is credit card fraud. Debit cards are considered credit card. So you have any number of crimes it would be. I am not familiar with the email access but I am positive that that's a crime as well if there was no permission. Credit card theft (not use, just being in possession of a stolen card they know is stolen) is punished like grand larceny.
Mr. Beau Correll's answer I'm very sorry that this happened. You should understand, though, that no matter how jarring or tortious an act may be that certain strict time limits apply. I believe that your factual scenario may touch upon two areas of the law - the first is state tort law and the second is federal employment rights. If I were you, I'd look for attorneys that focus on the latter because there are probably certain nooks and crannies to your particular case that a state tort attorney may pass over.
Bryan J. Jones' answer If you don't want to press charges, you can contact the credit card company and ask them to cancel the card and any transactions your mother ran on the card. You may be able to file a civil lawsuit against her, but you'd almost certainly have to pay an attorney a significant retainer and you're not going to get any money from your mother if she doesn't have any in the first place. I don't recommend filing a lawsuit against your mother.
Susan Fremit's answer It will depend on whether the alleged offenses can be proven and if yes, how many the commonwealth will proceed on. Sentencing guidelines may be increased by any prior record you have.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Not sure about no proof of malicious intent--unless they mean they didn't do anytihing with the paypal account. You need to have a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn give you a free consult and look to getting a cease and desist action, possibly an injunction. Maybe get the thoughts of the person at the commonwealth--I'm sure this isn't the first time they've had such a situation. There are, I believe, rules protecting personnel files that may not require intent.
Gary D. Godman's answer Possibly. If you are a victim of attempted fraud, you should contact your local police or sheriff's department. If the banking system is involved, other law enforcement organizations may need to know about the attempt.
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer A conviction or plea of guilt under VA Code § 18.2-168 will not be expunged, but a acquittal or a dismissal of the charge may be expunged through the proceedure described in VA Code § 19.2-392.2.
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