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I used someone's Debit Card to make purchases online without their knowing, spending about $615, what penalties am i looking at?

Wixom, MI |

I used someone's Debit Card to make purchases online without their knowing, spending about $615. The money was spent on an online game. I know it is Identity Theft and Fraud. I am scared and dont know what to expect. Help!

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Identity thieves in Michigan are subject to a fine of up to $25,000 and 5-year prison sentence. The 5-year prison sentence begins after the sentence for fraud has been served.

Using someone elses credit card for more than $500 is punishable by up to 4-5 years.

If this is your first offense, and you offer restitution asap you may be able to escape most of the penalties..

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