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Carissa5
Mar 26, 2011, 03:24 PM
Someone I knew stole his mother credit card and brought for 5000 dollars. So I wanted to know how long would he go to jsil for?

Wondergirl
Mar 26, 2011, 03:44 PM
According to this site (Illinois lawyer), it would be a class 3 felony with purchases over $300, so 2-5 years in prison (but the court may decide otherwise).

Credit Card Fraud Law - Unlawful Use of Credit Card Laws - Aggrevated Identity Theft - Chicago Illinois (http://www.thelegaldefenders.com/credit-card-fraud-attorney-chicago-illinois.html)

Fr_Chuck
Mar 26, 2011, 05:43 PM
Up to 7 years here, min time depends

excon
Mar 28, 2011, 06:59 AM
How much jail time can you get for stealing credit card in illinois for $5,000? Hello C:

The answer to your question is, YEARS... But, it's absolutely the WRONG question to ask, because almost NOBODY gets the maximum. So, knowing what the maximum IS, doesn't do you a bit of good.

The question you SHOULD ask, is what can you DO to minimize the time your friend spends in jail... Jail time is NOT automatic... People CAN effect the sentence... You should TRY to DO that.

excon