Virginia law covers fraud in chapter 18.2 (General crime and offenses), chapter VI (Crime involving fraud) of the code of Virginia. The number of crimes involving fraud is high, and most crimes are first-degree offenses. The following are the most important and common offenses related to fraud: bad checks, counterfeiting, identity theft and credit card fraud. If you are charged with fraud in Virginia, you should seek advice from Virginia lawyers for counterfeiting.
There are many possibilities for credit card fraud, and Section 18.2-195 covers the perpetrators of fraudulent attempts on cardholders or merchants, as well as attempts to deceive card issuers. In addition, it is important to note that the “credit card” includes all debit cards and prepaid cards. First, when the person intends to deceive the person, the person has a credit card scam and he:Use that person to know that they have expired or revoked, or stolen funds, goods or services or anything of value credit card number or credit card;Without the consent of the person using a credit card of another person or credit card number or using a change or credit card for money, goods or services or value things;Obtain a credit card number or credit card as collateral for secured or collateralized debt. orGetting money from a credit card source when people realize that this money is available outside of the availability of a loan or advances. Second, if the person is authorized to provide money, goods, services or any item of value when presenting a valid credit card, this person is intended to deceive the issuer, the person has the crime of credit card fraud: When individuals know that a credit card has been stolen, expired or withdrawn, they provide individuals with money, goods, services, etc.Fees exceeding the credit cards allowed, authorized or known to the cardholder.
What are the penalties for credit card fraud?
If a fraudulent credit card holder exploits a banker or exporter or trader for $ 200 or more for more than six months, it is a felony level 6 and if the person gives up less than 200 $ for more than six months, the offense is misdemeanor Class first. If the perpetrator is guilty of six categories of felony, the person faces the jury term of imprisonment of one year and for a period of 5 years, or by reducing the court’s jail and / or fining a maximum of 12 months, the court’s discretion or up to 500 $ of fine in front of jury. If the offender commits a first degree misdemeanor, he or she is liable to imprisonment for up to 12 months and / or a fine of $ 2,500.Finally, if anyone conspires or helps others to commit credit card fraud, both inside and outside Virginia, there are six categories of felonies – conviction of a felony conviction of imprisonment of between one and five years in prison or trial by a jury or court cases of up to 12 months in prison and / or fines of up to $ 2,500