What are the legal ramifications for using someone else's credit card?

Asked over 1 year ago - Lawrence, KS

* Found credit card on ground at bar
* Spent approximately $175 on it
* Intoxicated at time I spent the money
* Signed for credit card under persons name
* They reported it and a police report has been filed against me

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  1. Patrick Michael Lewis


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Criminal use of a financial card in an amount under $1,000.00 over a seven day period is a class A misdemeanor. It is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500.00 and a year in jail. Intoxication will not be a defense.

    Do not speak with anyone about the allegations expect your attorney. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

    Legal disclaimer: Legal disclaimer: Patrick M. Lewis, (913) 558-3961, patricklewislaw@gmail.com. This answer is... more
  2. Scott Richard Kaufman


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Hire an atty.

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