I live in Chicago, IL. I have lived with my husband for 5 years. For 5 years, he has not given me money to buy foods and trivial things. So, I took his credit card to buy stuff without his authorization. The credit cards company know that I am his wife. And he also knows that I use his cards. Now, he wants to file that I am stealing his money. My questions are whether I commit fraud/ identity theft? How come do I get divorced from him?
Criminal Defense Attorney
I disagree with the first answer. Your husband had an obligation to support you and when he did not do so, you had a reasonable right to find a way to buy food, hence, the use of the credit card - with his tacit authorization.
As for the issue of divorce, you have a questionable right to divorce based upon cruel and unusual treatment by him because he now claims you stole his money, when he knew you were using his credit card.
I suggest you see a lawyer in your immediate area and go over the facts with him/her immediately.