Jeopardizing Your Future
- December 11, 2012
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Three Missouri college students are facing felony charges after allegedly using someone else’s credit card to make purchases. The three are accused of charging more than $500 worth of goods at Walmart before getting caught trying to use one of the cards at Goody’s.
On Nov. 11 the three college students allegedly attempted to purchase close to $800 worth of merchandise from Goody’s. However, when they went to use the American Express card, the cashier supposedly recognized the name on the card and canceled any transactions. The manager of the store also contacted the person whose name was on the credit card to tell him someone had tried to use his card.
Police ended up responding to the Goody’s where the credit card holder explained that his wallet was stolen out of his car earlier in the day. When the three Missouri college students, and one other person, attempted to use a card with his name on it, he was alerted to the situation by the manager.
Now, two of the Missouri Valley College students are facing three felony counts of forgery and one felony count each of fraudulent use of credit/debit device. The third student, from the same college, is facing the same felony counts of fraudulent use of credit/debit device and forgery, but also a felony charge of theft/stealing.
Looking to the future, these Missouri Valley College students are in a tough spot as these types of felony charges can end up seriously impacting the rest of their lives, especially when it comes to employment opportunities.
This is why it’s important for any college student who are facing white collar crime charges to make sure and seek out legal representation in order to not jeopardize their future