Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card Fraud in New Haven, CT

In recent years, due in part to a need to protect the growing e-commerce industry, law enforcement has been developing more sophisticated techniques for uncovering fraud and handing down stiffer penalties to those who are convicted. Knight & Cerritelli Attorneys at Law can represent cases involving credit card fraud, offering the strongest defense possible.

Defending Against Credit Card Crimes in Connecticut

Whether a credit card has been forged, illegally manufactured, or fraudulently used, the penalties for credit card fraud are severe. Depending on the scope of the fraud, individuals may face ancillary charges such as money laundering or conspiracy. Because credit card fraud is not a violent crime, it is categorized as a white-collar crime. A form of identity theft, credit card fraud and related crimes encompass a variety of activities, including the following:

  • Stealing an actual credit card
  • Using data from another person’s credit card
  • Selling data from a stolen credit card
  • Counterfeiting credit cards through skimming or other techniques
  • Unauthorized use of a credit card
  • Opening a credit card with somebody else’s personal information
  • Selling items obtained with stolen credit cards or credit card data
  • Buying items with stolen credit cards or credit card data

As a former police officer, attorney Gregory Cerritelli understands how credit card fraud cases are assembled and where to look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. Our founding partner, attorney Tara Knight, is a board-certified criminal trial advocate and is nationally recognized as one of the best lawyers in America.


At Knight & Cerritelli Attorneys at Law, your initial consultation is free and we offer flexible scheduling. If you would like to learn more about credit card fraud and the various services we provide, call to schedule a consultation. We provide our services in English, Spanish, and Arabic.