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  • Identity Theft Charges are Serious-Get Help from the Potter Law Firm  Identity theft is a growing concern, which is why the Nevada legislature has enacted laws against it. Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 205.463 prohibits people from using the personally identifying information of another individual to obtain credit, services or property by fraud. Aiding and abetting another individual in the commission of such an act is also prohibited. Identity theft is considered either a Category B or C felony, depending upon the circumstances. Extenuating circumstances that could increase the severity of the charges include five or more victims or stealing the identity of an elderly or otherwise vulnerable person. Those charged with a Category B felony face up to twenty years

    Jun 10,
  • Former Postal Worker Charged with Identity Theft A 34-year-old Las Vegas man recently pled guilty in federal court to aggravated identity theft. The former postal worker was accused of stealing information from 12 different people between May and July 2011. That’s when he was employed at a post office here in Las Vegas as a mail sorter. The defendant was said to have taken personal information relating to credit and debit cards. He then used this information to access bank accounts and purchase other items with. As a result of his actions, the man was sentenced to two years in federal prison and was also ordered to pay $5,951 in restitution to his victims. He is currently free on bond

    Mar 12,
  • Video Transcript Below - Credit Card Fraud in Las Vegas A frequently asked question is dealing with a parent who has become a victim of credit card usage by a member of their family.  What’s important to remember is that you have two different here.  One is dealing with your ability to pay the cost if it’s not reported to the authorities from the credit card company, and secondly, if you report it to the police, what will happen to your loved one? Frequently, in the state of Nevada, an individual who commits credit card fraud is charged with not only committing credit card fraud but also the more serious crime of a burglary.  In the state of Nevada, they

    Oct 07,
  • Writing a Bad Check Writing a check when you don’t have the funds in your account to cover it is a criminal offense in Nevada. You can face serious charges if you don’t resolve the issue in a timely manner. Whether you actually intended to defraud anyone when you wrote the check is irrelevant to law enforcement. Although the law is intended to punish people who knowingly violate the statute, the police and district attorney will assume that you acted in bad faith. You are subject to criminal prosecution if you wrote a bad check to obtain: Casino markers. Money Services The use or delivery of property PENALTIES FOR WRITING A BAD CHECK The penalties are based upon the amount

    Aug 20,
  • Credit or Debit Card Fraud Fraud is the act of intentionally taking, obtaining, buying, selling, using or forging someone else’s credit or debit card or the corresponding card information. The law also encompasses knowingly using a card that is expired or revoked. You can be charged with credit card fraud if you knowingly sell goods or services to someone who is using a credit or debit card illegally. Another common offense is using a credit card without sufficient funds to pay the bill when it arrives. This can occur when you are expecting funds in the future and use the card as a short-term bridge loan. Merchants bear the cost of these fraudulent transactions. As a result, they frequently request

    Aug 03,

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