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:
- Intends to defraud a merchant or other person who provides goods or services
- 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 year in jail.
- 1 year of probation
- $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:
- 5 years in prison
- 5 years of probation
- $5,000 fine
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.