[PART X.] CREDIT CARD OFFENSES

 

708-8100 Fraudulent use of a credit card. (1) A person commits the offense of fraudulent use of a credit card, if with intent to defraud the issuer, or another person or organization providing money, goods, services, or anything else of value, or any other person, the person:

(a) Uses or attempts or conspires to use, for the purpose of obtaining money, goods, services, or anything else of value a credit card obtained or retained in violation of section 708-8102 or a credit card which the person knows is forged, expired, or revoked;

(b) Obtains or attempts or conspires to obtain money, goods, services, or anything else of value by representing without the consent of the cardholder that the person is the holder of a specified card or by representing that the person is the holder of a card and such card has not in fact been issued; or

(c) Uses or attempts or conspires to use a credit card number without the consent of the cardholder for the purpose of obtaining money, goods, services, or anything else of value.

(2) Fraudulent use of a credit card is a class C felony if the value of all money, goods, services, and other things of value obtained or attempted to be obtained exceeds $300 in any six-month period. For purposes of this section, each separate use of a credit card that exceeds $300 constitutes a separate offense.

(3) Fraudulent use of a credit card is a misdemeanor, if the value of all money, goods, services, and other things of value obtained or attempted to be obtained does not exceed $300 in any six-month period.

(4) Knowledge of revocation of a credit card shall be presumed to have been received by a cardholder four days after it has been mailed to the cardholder at the address set forth on the credit card or at the last known address by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and, if the address is more than five hundred miles from the place of mailing, by air mail. If the address is located outside the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and Canada, notice shall be presumed to have been received ten days after mailing by registered or certified mail. [L 1986, c 314, pt of 61; am L 1988, c 55, 1; am L 2006, c 230, 44]

 

Case Notes

 

Theft in the second degree is not a lesser included offense. 70 H. 434, 774 P.2d 888 (1989).

 

 

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