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Can you get arrested if you found a gift card and used it

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can you get arrested if you found a gift card and used it then the person who lost it reports it stolen
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

Yes, potentially you can, assuming the authorities can trace you to the gift card. They may not be able to make out the theft of the card, but they could potentially charge you with criminal possession of stolen property and with the unauthorized use of the credit card.

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