A 19-Year-Old Student Granted ARD After A Charge Of Felony Access Device Fraud
In Pennsylvania, it is against the law to obtain or try to obtain another person’s property, money or services without their permission, by using an access device, such as a credit card. Because these abuses are a serious matter when a 19-year-old student at Carnegie Mellon University was charged with felony Access Device Fraud after finding and using a credit card, she knew she needed an experienced attorney.
Not wanting the burden of this conviction on her record and possible jail time, she retained the attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC. The defense team worked with all the parties involved, including the victim to allow admittance into an ARD program in lieu of a felony conviction. Our client entered the program, agreed to reimburse the amount taken, and upon completion, she will be eligible for an expungement of the felony Access Device Fraud charge. In the end, our client can continue with her studies and won’t be saddled as a felon at such a young age.
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