2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 8 - FRAUD AND RELATED CRIMES
Subtitle 2 - Credit Card Crimes
Section 8-207 - Fraud - Honoring stolen or counterfeit credit card; false representation to issuer.

§ 8-207. Fraud - Honoring stolen or counterfeit credit card; false representation to issuer.
 

(a)  Prohibited.- If a person is authorized by an issuer to furnish money, goods, services, or anything of value on presentation of a credit card by the cardholder, the person or an agent or employee of the person may not, with the intent to defraud the issuer or cardholder: 

(1) furnish money, goods, services, or anything of value on presentation of: 

(i) a credit card obtained or retained in violation of § 8-204 or § 8-205 of this subtitle; or 

(ii) a credit card that the person knows is counterfeit; or 

(2) fail to furnish money, goods, services, or anything of value that the person represents in writing to the issuer that the person has furnished. 

(b)  Penalty.-  

(1) If the value of all money, goods, services, and other things of value furnished or not furnished in violation of this section exceeds $500, a person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 15 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both. 

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, if the value of all money, goods, services, and other things of value furnished or not furnished in violation of this section does not exceed $500, 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. 

(3) If the value of all money, goods, services, and other things of value furnished or not furnished in violation of this section does not exceed $100, a person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 145(e), (h); 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2004, ch. 130.]   

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