How bad would my penalty be if I found a debit card and used it without permission?

The amount was under $500 but I also have 2 other thefts on my record.

Asked on July 20, 2015 under Criminal Law, Arkansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately for you, even though the amount was under $500, the fact that is was a debit card makes this incident of theft (because make no mistake, that is what this is: theft) a "Class C" felony, which means that in your state, you could go to prison for between 3 and 10 years. The two prior thefts means that you'd likely get towards the higher end of that range.

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