Nevada law recognizes several kinds of credit card fraud.
- NRS 205.680 to make a false statement for the purposes of obtaining a credit card.
- NRS 205.690 makes it illegal to obtain or possess credit card information without the consent of the card’s owner.
- NRS 205.750 is directed to the unauthorized use of a credit card with the intent to defraud.
- NRS 205.760 makes it illegal to use a card that is known to be revoked.
These and other statutes can be brought against a consumer in Nevada. Frequently, credit card fraud in Nevada is considered a category D felony. This can mean a prison term of between one and four years and also paying as much as $5,000 in fines.
The defendant is also typically ordered to make restitution to the victim. If the defendant is charged in federal court, then they may be facing a maximum of 20 years in a federal prison. Clearly, Nevada credit card fraud charges should be taken seriously. Contact the Potter Law Offices for competent criminal defense services.