2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 8 - FRAUD AND RELATED CRIMES
Subtitle 2 - Credit Card Crimes
Section 8-208 - Completing credit card without consent; possessing contrivance to reproduce credit card without consent.

§ 8-208. Completing credit card without consent; possessing contrivance to reproduce credit card without consent.
 

(a)  "Incomplete credit card" defined.- In this section, "incomplete credit card" means a credit card that lacks any stamped, embossed, imprinted, or written matter, other than the signature of the cardholder, that an issuer requires to appear on a credit card before a cardholder can use the credit card. 

(b)  Prohibited.-  

(1) Without the consent of the issuer, a person other than the cardholder may not possess an incomplete credit card with the intent to complete it. 

(2) A person may not possess, with knowledge of its character, machinery, plates, or any other contrivance designed to reproduce an instrument purporting to be a credit card of an issuer that has not consented to the preparation of the credit card. 

(c)  Penalty.- 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. 
 

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

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