ATM debit cards. Credit cards. Gift cards. So many cards in your wallet, and so little time to spend money. But what if you lose a card? It's that heart-stopping moment when you wonder..."Did someone find it and start using it?". But what if you are the one accused of credit card fraud?
Not all crimes involve allegations of violence or outright theft. Some crimes, such as fraud, are less clear. Depending on the circumstances, such allegations are a result of the perceptions of others. This may best be illustrated in the recent trial of a Florida woman many consulted for psychic services. The woman was recently found guilty of defrauding clients of a total of $25 million over the course of more than two decades.
Most probably assume that crimes with severe consequences for conviction are violent in nature. This is not true however, particularly when charges are at a federal level. A couple from the Orlando area is facing that reality right now. They were recently found guilty of fraud against elderly people who were their clients.