I never had the chance to do that because the complaintant hired an investigator, which in turn contacted my company (the name of which I disclosed in the letter I gave to the owner of the card) I was promptly terminated from my job so I was unable to repay the complaintant for the charges I incurred. I immediately returned ALL of the product I purchased to my company in an effort to make right what I had done. I had hoped the case had been dropped. It was not, I was arrested 2 wks ago at most recent place of employment. There are 4 felony charges against me for the transactions I made to my former company.
I am not a criminal, although I HAVE committed a criminal act of which I am so sorry for... I know I need to hire and attorney but as a newly divorced, now unemployed mother of 4 I have no money to do so. I am scared that if I go with a public defender I will surely end up in jail!!! I don't know what to do.... will I go to jail for a first time offense of credit card fraud, what is the minimum/maximum sentence for a white collar crime such as this with no other criminal background? What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?