Questions regarding the outcome of a credit card fraud case in pennsylvania

August 14, 2013
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Hello, I have a question about a legal scenario. A friend of mine is turning himself in for stealing bank account funds. The money was stolen via PayPal, now in order to transfer the money to his PayPal account he made an account in the cardholders sons name, and then transferred it to his account. He only did this to not have a conflict of names with the credit card company preventing the transfers otherwise he would have put it on his own. The money was transferred from the credit card on the created account to his own which he then used to purchase items. The total amount is roughly 5000 dollars. Now he is a first time offender, an exemplary student in the top 10% of his class, and only 17. What would be the most likely punishment in this scenario? And would the creation of the account constitute identity theft?