Credit Card Forgery Virginia Laws 18.2-193

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Credit Card Forgery Virginia Laws 18.2-193

Credit Card Forgery Virginia Laws 18.2-193

VIRGINIA LAWYERS – CREDIT CARD FORGERY STATUTE WITH

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-193

§ 18.2-193. Credit card forgery

(1) A person is guilty of credit card forgery when:

(a) With intent to defraud a purported issuer, a person or organization providing money, goods, services or anything else of value, or any other person, he falsely makes or falsely embosses a purported credit card or utters such a credit card; or

(b) He, not being the cardholder or a person authorized by him, with intent to defraud the issuer, or a person or organization providing money, goods, services or anything else of value, or any other person, signs a credit card; or

(c) He, not being the cardholder or a person authorized by him, with intent to defraud the issuer, or a person or organization providing money, goods, services or anything else of value, or any other person, forges a sales draft or cash advance/withdrawal draft, or uses a credit card number of a card of which he is not the cardholder, or utters, or attempts to employ as true, such forged draft knowing it to be forged.

(2) A person falsely makes a credit card when he makes or draws, in whole or in part, a device or instrument which purports to be the credit card of a named issuer but which is not such a credit card because the issuer did not authorize the making or drawing, or alters a credit card which was validly issued.

(3) A person falsely embosses a credit card when, without the authorization of the named issuer, he completes a credit card by adding any of the matter, other than the signature of the cardholder, which an issuer requires to appear on the credit card before it can be used by a cardholder. Conviction of credit card forgery shall be punishable as a Class 5 felony.

VIRGINIA LAWYERS – CREDIT CARD FORGERY

Va. Statute

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       Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-193

Credit card forgery

A person is guilty of credit card forgery when he, not being the cardholder or a person authorized by him With intent to defraud

  1. a purported issuer, a person or organization providing money, goods, services or
  2. anything else of value, or
  3. any other person,
Falsely makes or falsely embosses a purported credit card or utters such a credit card; or
Forges a sales draft or cash advance/withdrawal draft, or uses a credit card number of a card of which he is not the cardholder, or utters, or attempts to employ as true, such forged draft knowing it to be forged.
Signs a credit card; or
A person falsely makes a credit card When he makes or draws, in whole or in part,(i)      a device or instrument which purports to be the credit card of a named issuer but which is not such a credit card because the issuer did not authorize the making or drawing, or(ii)    alters a credit card which was validly issued.
A person falsely embosses a credit card if Without the authorization of the named issuer, he completes a credit card by adding any of the matter, other than the signature of the cardholder, which an issuer requires to appear on the credit card before it can be used by a cardholder.
Penalties Conviction of credit card forgery shall be punishable as a Class 5 felony.

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