Last year in December we wrote about how credit card fraud and identity theft cases tend to increase around the holidays, and that we often see more of these cases in Vista courts. As we head into the final months of 2017, the story will likely be the same.
Credit card fraud and identity theft in Vista Courts increase over the holidays. Fraudulent use of a credit card of another without their consent can be a felony or misdemeanor depending on the facts of the crime and the amount of the theft. Identity theft can include not only using the personal identifying information of another with the intent to defraud and without consent, but even the possession of the personal identifying information with the intent to defraud, even if not used, can be a felony or misdemeanor.