Can my mom have me arrested for using her credit card with her permission?

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Can my mom have me arrested for using her credit card with her permission?

I used my mother’s credit card for $506 with her knowledge. Now she is mad at me and is claiming that I used it for more then she had agreed I could. Can she have me arrested?

Asked on February 16, 2012 under Criminal Law, Ohio

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is quite possible for your mother to submit a criminal report as to you with respect to the credit card that you used with her permission claiming that your use of it was not with her permission. Most likely if a criminal report is made as to the issue that you have written about, the district attorney's office will decline to file charges given the familial arrangement and the relatively small amount at issue.

I suggest that you start paying her back the amount charged sooner rather than later.

 


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