Credit card fraud is a serious offense in the State of Arizona. It is the crime of taking and/or possessing someone’s credit card without his or her consent, or without the consent of the business entity that owns the credit card. Additionally, any person or other entity that accepts any gift that was purchased with a stolen credit card may also be charged and convicted of fraud. Because credit card fraud can mean so many different things legally, it’s important to have an experienced Arizona fraud attorney by your side before, during, and after any court proceedings. At the Shah Law Firm, we have years of experience representing people and business entities facing credit card fraud charges in Phoenix, AZ.
In Arizona, Credit Card Fraud Can be Committed in a Variety of Ways, Including:
- Skimming credit card numbers online or off
- Abuse of a credit card in your own name or that of another person in the form of telling the card provider that certain charges were fraudulent when they were not
- Identity theft by way of credit card or through the use of a credit card and another form of ID, be it Arizona or federal
- About Credit Card Fraud
Theft charges will depend on the value of the item stolen while using any credit card illegally. Anyone who controls a credit card without the cardholder’s permission, who possesses or controls the credit card as security for a debt, or who sells or transfers a credit card with the intent to defraud is guilty of credit card fraud in the state of Arizona.