A. It is unlawful for a person to intentionally cheat or defraud a merchant by doing any of the following:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-1817

  • felony: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • property: means any thing of value, tangible or intangible, including trade secrets. See Arizona Laws 13-1801
  • unlawful: means contrary to law or, where the context so requires, not permitted by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • value: means the fair market value of the property or services at the time of the theft. See Arizona Laws 13-1801

1. Possessing at least fifteen fraudulent retail sales receipts or universal product code labels or possessing a device that manufactures fraudulent retail sales receipts or universal product code labels.

2. Possessing, using, uttering, transferring, making, altering, counterfeiting or reproducing a retail sales receipt or a universal product code label.

B. A violation of subsection A, paragraph 1 is a class 5 felony. A violation of subsection A, paragraph 2 is a class 6 felony and, in addition to any other fine authorized by law, the court may impose a fine of not more than three times the value represented on the retail sales receipt or the retail price represented by the original universal product code label.

C. For the purposes of this section, “merchant” means a person who offers for sale or exchange at least six like items of new and unused personal property in this state.