Credit card theft is grand larceny in Virginia. Grand larceny has very flexible sentencing guidelines. The basic guideline is a sentence of imprisonment for anywhere from one to twenty years. At the court or jury's discretion, however, a sentence of one year or less in jail and/or a fine up to $2,500 may be imposed, instead.
Credit card fraud in excess of $200 in a six-month period or conspired to commit or actually committed within Virginia is a Class 6 felony. Class 6 felonies also have two sets of guidelines: (1) one to five years in prison; or (2) up to a year of jail time and a fine of up to $2,500.
Those are the guidelines. Your girlfriend should get a lawyer; either hire a private attorney or request a public defender.
Meanwhile, you should probably stop saying things which could be considered evidence of her guilt on the Internet.
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Mr. Sullivan outlined the punishment ranges for you on both charges (18.2-192 & 18.2-195). That is the range of time your friend is looking at if convicted and sentenced by a jury. If convicted and sentenced by a judge without a jury, her sentencing guidelines would reflect a different range. That's not an issue to be addressed on this forum. Please tell her to seek the advice of an experienced Virginia attorney.
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