(a) Illegally obtained or illegally possessed credit card; forge. A person who is authorized by an issuer to furnish money, goods, services, or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card by the cardholder or any agent or employees of the person who, with intent to defraud the issuer or the cardholder, furnishes money, goods, services, or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card obtained or retained in violation of this law or a credit card which he or she knows is forged, expired, or revoked, violates this subsection and is subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-49-10(a), if the value of all money, goods, services, and other things of value furnished in violation of this subsection does not exceed one hundred dollars ($100) in any six (6) month period. The violator is subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-49-10(b) if the value does exceed one hundred dollars ($100) in any six (6) month period.

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 11-49-5

  • Cardholder: means the person or organization named on the face of a credit card to whom or for whose benefit the credit card is issued by an issuer. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-49-1
  • Credit card: means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, or by any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the card holder in obtaining money, goods, services, or anything else of value on credit. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-49-1
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Issuer: means the business organization or financial institution, or its duly authorized agent, which issues a credit card. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-49-1
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6

(b) Misrepresentation to issuer. A person who is authorized by an issuer to furnish money, goods, services, or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card by the cardholder or any agent or employee of the person who, with intent to defraud the issuer or the cardholder, fails to furnish money, goods, services, or anything else of value which he or she represents in writing to the issuer that he has furnished, violates this subsection and is subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-49-10(a), if the difference between the value of all money, goods, services, and anything else of value actually furnished and the value represented to the issuer to have been furnished, does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in any six (6) month period. The violator is subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-49-10(b) if the difference does exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in any six (6) month period.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1969, ch. 129, § 2.)