What charges or what will I face for using someone else's credit card? 3 Answers as of June 29, 2012

I was a former assistant to someone. We separated after many altercations and emotional abuse. Starting september 2011, I used that person's credit card to purchase personal items out of anger. Late May 2012, I get threatening phone calls from this former boss. He reported these actions. I get a call from one company. They say if I pay them the charges, they'll take liability for the charges and drop their respective dispute. A couple of weeks later, I get more hostile texts from this former boss. Saying the credit card company discovered more charges. What is my situation? What should I do? I haven't been contacted by the credit card company.

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Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law | Mark Thiessen
Theft, forgery, all kinds if nastiness. Best to lawyer up and use your right to remain silent now. Do not talk to anyone without your lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 6/22/2012
Sifuentes & Locke
Sifuentes & Locke | Shannon Willis Locke
As a former White Collar Crime Prosecutor and a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney I have seen this situation many times. Right now, an attorney can do you the most good. Unfortunately, it is also the time you are least likely to hire a lawyer. Using someone else's credit card without authorization is a felony. Do not make any statements to anyone. Even saying your sorry or trying to fix it with your old boss could be used against you, however, a lawyer can do all these things for you and maybe allow you to avoid prosecution.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 6/29/2012
Robert Valles and Associates P.C.
Robert Valles and Associates P.C. | Robert Valles Jr.
The charge his credit card abuse and arrange a punishment is two years TDC to 10 years.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 6/29/2012
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