Can I be prosecuted for credit card fraud

Opened 3 cards in
husbands name he
is very angry he
found out before
I could pay them
down says he will
prosecute the
total on all
together is less
than 1100

Asked on March 3, 2018 under Criminal Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be prosecuted for fraud for this if you truly opened them in your husband's name without his consent. While you could of course open credit cards in *your* name without a problem, you may not open credit cards in the name of another person, even a spouse, unless they consent or agree to it: to do so is to lie to the credit card issuer, and hence commit fraud.

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