If I was given a debit card and the PIN to use in order to get money and bail someone out of jail but I took more money than needed, can I get into trouble?
Question Details: My roommate was being arrested and gave me his debit card and pin number and asked me to get him out of jail. However, I took money off his card.
Yes, you can get into trouble--you could be charged with theft. You stole from your roommate: you took money from him that you were not authorized to take. That is theft. You may wish to consider returning the surplus promptly, since returning it will show that you did not necessarily have an intent to steal, but only made a mistake.
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