If I used my father’s credit cards but didn’t ask him and have now paid over half back, can he still sue me?

I have receipts where on care is paid off. Another one that that is 90% paid off and one that I’m still paying on. The total amount was around 5 grand. However the cards had several hundred dollars of balance on them to begin with.

Asked on August 20, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Kentucky


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, if you used your father's credit cards withut his permission but have paid a good portion of your charges back but not all of the charges, under the laws of all states he is entitled to bring a civil action against you for his damages. However, the chances of him doing so since you are paying off the charges seems unlikely based upon what you have written. I suggest that you continue to pay off all charges on the cards even those that you did not place before the unauthorized use as a lesson learned.

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