Credit card fraud is white collar crime in Texas and is considered a form of theft, as well as identity theft. It is the type of theft that typically involves the stolen card being used to purchase goods, service, or money without the knowledge or approval of the owner. This type of crime accounts for billions of dollars lost for their respective owners each year. Texas law has really started to crack down on this type of crime to protect both individuals and businesses.
Being convicted of a credit card related charge can lead to jail time, fines, probation, parole, community service, and a mark on your criminal record that will last for life. If you are currently being investigated for such a crime, it is important to contact a lawyer with experience and knowledge in dealing with these types of cases in the state of Texas.
It is worth noting that it is a crime to even possess a stolen or fake credit card, so you can be prosecuted on these grounds alone. Credit card fraud could be prosecuted at the state level as well as the federal level for certain crimes, which means you could be getting a call from the FBI. If you are untruthful with the FBI, you could be prosecuted from not only your credit card charge, but for lying to a Federal officer as well.