Theft of a Credit Card or Obtaining a Credit Card by Fraudulent Means

Theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means A.R.S. 13-2102

A person commits theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means if the person:

  • 1: Controls a credit card without the card holder's or issuer's consent through conduct;
  • 2: Sells, transfers or conveys a credit card with the intent to defraud; or
  • 3: With intent to defraud, obtains possession, care, custody or control over a credit card as security for debt.

This is a specific intent crime that the criminal defense attorney can help a defendant charged with this crime. Specific Intent is knowing of processioning knowing the outcome of the conduct engage in.

Penalties for Theft of a Credit Card or fraudulent means of a credit card:


Class 5 felony. It carries a presumptive sentence of 1 1/2 yrs and maximum sentence of 3 yrs and mitigated sentence of 1 yr for a first offender. The option of probation is available. Penalties are increase for offender with prior felony convictions or convictions of multiple charges.

Defense to theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means could include:
  • Alibi
  • insufficient evidence
  • Permission
  • Mistaken indentity
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