2013 Mississippi Code
Title 97 - CRIMES
Chapter 19 - FALSE PRETENSES AND CHEATS
§ 97-19-13 - Credit cards; acquisition by theft or artifice; unlawful sales and purchases; receipt of cards issued in another's name


MS Code § 97-19-13 (2013) What's This?

A person who takes a credit card from the person, possession, custody or control of another by acts constituting statutory larceny, common law larceny by trespassory taking, common law larceny by trick, embezzlement, false pretense or extortion, or by any other method known to the criminal law of this state, without the cardholder's consent, or who, with knowledge that a credit card has been so taken, receives the credit card with intent to use it or to sell it or to transfer it to a person other than the issuer or the cardholder or one authorized by him to receive it is guilty of credit card theft.

A person other than the issuer who sells a credit card or a person who buys a credit card from a person other than the issuer violates Sections 97-19-5 to 97-19-29.

Any person other than the issuer or cardholder or members of his immediate family who, during any consecutive twelve-month period, receives two (2) or more credit cards not issued in his name and which cards he has reason to know were taken or retained under circumstances which constitute credit card theft under this section or a violation of Section 97-19-11 is considered to be in violation of Sections 97-19-5 through 97-19-29.

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