Can a husband prosecute a wife for opening a credit card in his name?

Asked on October 1, 2014 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No one but a prosecutor can prosecute anyone.  What I am assuming you are asking is if he can report you for fraud and/or identity theft if you used the card.  Yes, he could file the complaints with state or federal authorities and the credit card company and it would be up to them to file charges against you.  But the facts and circumstances will matter here.  Good luck.


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