I have used my husbands to buy stuff online. I have also used his debit card to pay for groceries when mine was being replaced as you don't sign anymore (but think it would have been tricky if they had noticed I was a Mrs and not a Mr).
you can get multiple cards for 1 account so you should use a card that is in your name (you have a principle card holder who is responsible for the account and then you would have additional card holders - all purchases will be recorded to the one account). It will be against the terms and conditions to use a card in someone elses name.
Unless the cardholder complained I think the police would not be interested. However technically I suppose you are pretending to be the cardholder at the checkout so at a stretch that could be illegal.
Doubt if anyone would really care, but get a second card to be safe.
really? i thought the def of theft was 'illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent.'
i have had refunds put onto dhs card (you have to put PIN in now used to sign my name) by most major retailers and they always check the name when refunding, never had a prob with it being "my husbands card"