Credit Card Fraud in Pennsylvania
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In Pennsylvania, any sort of fraudulent activity relating to the use of a credit card is considered a white collar crime. An individual can be charged with credit card fraud if they use a credit card that is counterfeit, altered, incomplete, not authorized by to be used by the offender, or has been revoked or cancelled.
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Credit Card Fraud Penalties
The penalties involving credit card fraud depends on the value of goods or services which were obtained or attempted to be obtained. Each credit card involved in the offense constitutes as a separate charge according to Pennsylvania law.
If the value was less than $50, then it is considered a second degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by a prison sentence of two years. If the value was over $50, but less than $500, then the offense is considered a first degree misdemeanor. A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by a prison sentence of five years. If the value was $500 or more, then the offense is considered a third degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of seven years.
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Regardless of how much you were accused of stealing, if convicted, you are guaranteed to serve prison time. However, our Philadelphia criminal attorneys can navigate through the complexities of your case. With over 20,000 cases successfully handled, we have what it takes to get you back on the right track.