On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in White Collar Crimes on Monday, July 23, 2012

Four people from another state could spend significant time behind bars if they are convicted of credit card fraud. Authorities claim the four individuals, ranging in age from 23 to 34, used other people’s credit card information to make $4,000 worth of purchases during the month of May at retail stores in Kenton, Campbell and Boone Counties.

A federal grand jury in Covington recently indicted the four individuals on charges of using unauthorized credit cards and identity theft. One of the individuals faces an additional charge for allegedly making false statements to the U.S. Secret Service.

One of the four could face as many as three decades behind bars. The others could spend as many as 25 years behind bars if convicted of the charges.

A white collar crime is a crime that involves some form of financial theft. These kinds of criminal cases can be complex, which is why it is often wise to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney as early on in the process as possible.

An attorney will be able to sort through the large amounts of paperwork usually involved in white collar crimes. They will defend an individual against the charges and make sure an individual’s rights have not and will not be violated.

Media reports often imply guilt. However, anyone charged with a crime remains innocent unless prosecutors can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Facing accusations of fraud or identity theft can be overwhelming. However, with a strong legal defense the charges may be reduced or dismissed completely.

Source: WLWT News 5, “Michigan residents accused of N. Ky credit card conspiracy,” Amanda Young, July 13, 2012