2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 8 - FRAUD AND RELATED CRIMES
Subtitle 2 - Credit Card Crimes
Section 8-204 - Credit card theft.

§ 8-204. Credit card theft.
 

(a)  Taking credit card from another; receiving credit card taken from another with intent to sell.-  

(1) A person may not: 

(i) take a credit card from another, or from the possession, custody, or control of another without the consent of the cardholder; or 

(ii) with knowledge that a credit card has been taken under the circumstances described in item (i) of this paragraph, receive the credit card with the intent to use it or sell or transfer it to another who is not the issuer or the cardholder. 

(2) A person who violates this subsection is guilty of credit card theft. 

(b)  Receiving credit card known to have been lost or misdelivered.-  

(1) A person may not receive a credit card that the person knows was lost, mislaid, or delivered under a mistake as to the identity or address of the cardholder and retain possession of the credit card with the intent to use, sell, or transfer it to another who is not the issuer or the cardholder. 

(2) A person who violates this subsection is guilty of credit card theft. 

(c)  Buying and selling of credit cards.- A person may not: 

(1) sell a credit card unless the person is the issuer; or 

(2) buy a credit card from a person other than the issuer. 

(d)  Receiving credit card with knowledge of credit card theft or other violations.- A person other than the issuer may not receive a credit card that the person knows was taken or retained under circumstances that constitute: 

(1) credit card theft; 

(2) a violation of § 8-203 of this subtitle; or 

(3) a violation of subsection (c) of this section. 

(e)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 18 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 145(c)(1)-(4), (h)(1); 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]   

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