We recently helped a client in her mid-30s who was charged with four counts of credit card fraud in Salem City. The defendant used a Kroger charity card that was from a purse stolen out of a vehicle. Our client had no prior criminal history, and was extremely concerned about keeping her job as a janitor. She had been with the same company for over a decade. Our defense was based on the fact that the card used was not a credit card and that she did not know that it had come from a purse that was stolen, since it had appeared as abandoned property. We attended two court dates on our client’s behalf, and all charges were nolle prossed. This means that the Commonwealth did not pursue prosecution, and it is akin to a dismissal.
Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.