Being prepared to respond to allegations of wrongful behavior can be a stressful and intimidating task. Individuals who face similar scenarios might not always be aware of all their options and of how the decisions they make could affect the situation. A 32-year-old woman in Georgia is currently facing numerous charges after a recent investigation left her accused of fraud and theft.
The incident is said to have begun after a man notified authorities about a stolen credit card. He reportedly claimed that the card had been used after it went missing. Authorities say they initiated an investigation into the matter and claim to have learned that the card was used to transfer money into an account for an inmate at local jail.
Law enforcement agents say they were able to use this information to identify a suspect. Upon speaking with this person, they claim she admitted to stealing the card and to using it for multiple transactions. She has been taken into custody and faces multiple charges in connection with the investigation, including fraud and theft charges.
Fraud and theft charges carry severe penalties should a conviction be obtained and when accused of similar offenses, one might not always know how best to handle the situation. When facing such a circumstance, a person in Georgia could find it beneficial to retain the services of an attorney prior to responding to allegations for guidance on all his or her legal rights and options. An attorney can work with a client in creating a strong defense, and if a conviction cannot be avoided, assist in pursuing a lesser sentence during subsequent legal proceedings.