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Las Vegas Credit Card Fraud

cc-fraudThings that can Constitute Credit Card Fraud in Nevada 

Credit card fraud can occur whenever someone uses another person’s card without obtaining permission, steals a credit card, or uses fraudulent information to obtain one. It can also happen whenever a credit card is used in a transaction with the intent to defraud another, or when an inactive card is used to pay for merchandise or services.

It is punished as a Category D felony, which carries a sentence of up to four years in prison, a $5,000 fine, and restitution to the victim. It can sometimes be accompanied by identity theft charges, in which case the punishment would be even more severe.

In order to prove credit card fraud, the state of Nevada will need to show that the perpetrator intentionally misused a credit card or provided false information. This burden of proof must be shown beyond a reasonable doubt if charges are to prevail.

Those found guilty of credit card theft could have difficulty obtaining employment, and may be unable to obtain certain types of loans. Credit card theft charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors or be dropped due to a lack of evidence. The odds of this happening are greater whenever a criminal defense attorney is involved from the very beginning.