If I had a credit card in my boyfriend’s name without him knowing, what do I need to do to take responsibility for it and stay out of jail?

We were together at the time the credit card was opened. It only just came out so there has been no paperwork filed. He has not received the forms from the credit card company that he has to file out.

Asked on November 11, 2011 under Criminal Law, Florida


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a credit card in your boyfriend's name and he does not know about it, I suggest that you immediately pay off all charges for it, close the account and destroy the card. That will keep you out of trouble regarding this credit card.

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