Stealing a Financial Transaction Device – Michigan Criminal Attorney
Stealing, Removing, or Hiding an FTD
Have you been accused of Stealing a Financial Transaction Device (FTD) in Michigan? Knowingly taking, removing, or using another person’s FTD without consent is prohibited by law. This is a form of identity theft, commonly called credit card fraud or bank fraud. If you are accused of any theft, fraud or economic crime, you need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney. The Kronzek Firm attorneys have many years of experience defending against fraud allegations and we can help you or your loved ones. Generally our on-call attorneys are available 24/7 and help you with a preliminary assessment of the case. Please call (866) 766-5245 for assistance. You can also contact us on the web with some details about your case and we will respond promptly.
About the Crime of Stealing an FTD
A financial transaction device includes a credit, debit, or ATM card. This also includes any PIN code or other code or instrument that can be used alone or with a picture ID to access a credit or deposit account for credit, goods, cash, or other items of value.
A person may be charged with this offense if he or she takes, removes, steals, possesses, or hides another person’s financial transaction device without permission.
At a trial, the prosecutor must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt for a conviction to result:
- The defendant obtained possession of the device; and
- He or she knowingly obtained possession of the device; and
- The device was obtained by the defendant without consent; and
- Finally, the defendant’s intent was to cheat or defraud another person.
This offense is classified as a felony.
Additionally, a person who knowingly possesses an altered or fraudulent financial transaction device may also be charged with a felony.
Deviceholders who improperly use a card entrusted by his or her employer may be charged with embezzlement.
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