Keep an innocent father of two out of prison!
Organized by: Christopher Wilson
Hello,we are raising money to pay a retainer fee to secure an attorney to defend me against bogus charges that were filed. I have been charged with grand theft and identity theft for using credit cards that came in the mail addressed to him and in my name! What is the crime in that? It's kind of a long story but I'll give you the gist of it. After the price of oil took a dive and failed to come back up, I was laid off from a supervisor's position at a well-established oilfield company after the company had to shut down his Department. I have been actively looking for steady work ever since but being a that the town's primary source of employment is oilfield work there is not much out there at the moment. I have been doing day labor and temp work but I have not been able to find anything permanent. Anyway, in June we found out that my wife was pregnant with our second child! We had been trying for 8 years with no success so needless to say we were ecstatic! But as excited as I was I was equally terrified because I had no way to support another child with little to no income. Well November came and with Christmas right around the corner and my oldest daughter's birthday 4 days after I began applying for credit cards online. A few weeks later I began receiving cards in the mail. Whoo Hooo! We get to have Christmas and I get to start preparing for Paislees arrival in February! So of course I begin using the credit cards that came to me. We had been having our mailbox broken into and mail stolen for quite a while before this and they also stole my driver's license that was being mailed to me. We filed a police report after we found out that someone had opened credit card accounts in my mother-in-law's name. Well we recently found out that whoever opened the accounts added my name as an authorized user. So it turns out that the credit cards I thought I received after I applied actually from an account that my mother-in-law never approved or opened. I don't deny using the credit cards, of course I did! I was recently laid off and have a family to think about! Besides they came addressed to me and in my name. How would I have known that they we're attached to an account in her name? And if I was going to open fraudulent accounts why would I put my own name on them?! That is just plain stupid! We tried to explain that someone has stolen my ID and people have been going through our trash (which we have video of) but this detective doesn't want to hear anything anyone (including my mother-in-law who was the victim) has to say. They have me on camera using the cards so I must have ordered them! They have some woman who we don't know on camera using the cards that were issued in my mother-in-law's name but instead of trying to find her they are pinning all of this on me! I mean, they have the actual Criminal on tape but they are still coming after me! I need an attorney to represent me or I stand no chance. I need someone to do the footwork and prove what we already know...that I am innocent! I still have no income and am struggling as it is to keep my family above water. I really need help! I have no means to pay an attorney and I don't know how my family will survive without me! I am terrified for the future of my family and I feel absolutely helpless. I don't know what to do. So here we are. Sorry my story is so long but I didn't want to leave anything out. I appreciate donations of any size even if it is $1 it is $1 closer 2 securing the future of my family. If you cannot donate please share this and pray for us! Right now we need all the help that we can get. Thank you for your time and God bless