Cheating machine or device consists of any person, with intent to defraud, attempting to operate or causing to be operated any automatic vending machine, parking meter, coin-box telephone, or any machine or receptable [receptacle] designed to receive lawful money of the United States in connection with the sale, use or enjoyment of property or service, by means of any slug, or by any false, counterfeited, mutilated, sweated or foreign coin, or by any means, method, trick or device.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-16-13

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Whoever commits cheating machine or device is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.   

  History: 1953 Comp., § 40A-16-13, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 303, § 16-13.