Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards

 

If you have been charged with Fraudulent use of a Credit Card in Palm Beach County, we can help. Call Bottari & Doyle Law Firm for a consultation at 561-588-2781.

Definition of Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards

Florida Statute 817.61 criminalizes the fraudulent use of a credit card. A person commits the offense when he or she:

  1. Intends to defraud a merchant or other person who provides goods or services
  2. Uses someone else’s credit card to obtain the goods or services from the merchant

Penalties for Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards

A person commits a first degree misdemeanor when he or she uses a credit card 2 or fewer times within a 6 month period, or obtains goods or services with a value less than 100 dollars. First degree misdemeanors are punishable by any combination of the following:

  1. 1 year in jail.
  2. 1 year of probation
  3. $1,000 fine.

A person commits a third degree felony when he or she uses a credit card 2 or more times within a six month period, or obtains goods or services with a value of more than 100 dollars. Third degree felonies are punishable by any combination of the following:

  1. 5 years in prison
  2. 5 years of probation
  3. $5,000 fine

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If you have been charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County, contact a
Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2781 for a free consultation.