Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, Leslie Sammis, discusses a recent scheme to defraud and credit card fraud case case result in Hillsborough County, FL.
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All Felony Scheme to Defraud and Credit Card Fraud Charges Dropped After Tampa Attorney Takes Depositions of Witnesses
In case of State v. R., Case Number 08-CF-009301, pending before the Honorable Daniel H. Sleet, the State Attorney's Office filed a "Notice of Nolle Prosse" which dropped all charges against client including one count of organized scheme to defraud less than $20,000 and six counts of fraudulent use of credit card. Each of the seven charges were third degree felonies.
The police report alleged that our client engaged in a series of fraudulent credit card transactions while working as a manager at a health club. Attorney Leslie Sammis was able to convince the prosecutor to drop all charges after filing numerous motions and taking the depositions of four of the State's witnesses, including the client's former employer.
The end result was that organized scheme to defraud and credit card fraud charges against the client were completely dismissed and the defendant is forever exonerated of the accusation.
"Organized Fraud" or "Scheme to Defraud" can be charged under Florida Statute Section 817.034 which alleges that a person engages a ongoing course of conduct and systematic scheme with the intent to defraud someone by fraudulent or false promises, pretenses, representations, or willful misrepresentations about some future act in order to obtain property from another.
"Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card" can be charged under Florida Statute Section 817.61 which alleges that a person used a credit card to obtain certain services, money, goods, or anything else of value by misrepresenting himself as the cardholder with the intent to defraud another person.
If you have been charged with Employee Theft or Embezzlement by your employer, or the serious criminal offense of scheme to defraud or credit card fraud contact a Tampa Theft Attorney to discuss the accusation that has been made against you in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Pasco County, Hernando County, Manatee County, Sarasota County or the surrounding areas throughout central Florida.