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Faulty indictment results in reversal (access required)

The commonwealth charged defendant with falsely making or embossing a fraudulent credit card. At trial, however, it demonstrated only the defendant tried to use a fraudulent card. The conviction was reversed because the commonwealth failed to prove the crime charged in the indictment. Background At a travel stop, Brito Arrate presented a “Vanilla Mastercard,” a prepaid card ...