A person other than the cardholder possessing two (2) or more incomplete credit cards with intent to complete them without the consent of the issuer or a person possessing with knowledge of its character any machinery, plates, or any other contrivance designed to reproduce instruments purporting to be the credit cards of an issuer who has not consented to the preparation of the credit cards violates this section and is subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-49-10(b). A credit card is incomplete if part of the matter other than the signature of the cardholder, which an issuer requires to appear on the credit card before it can be used by a cardholder, has not yet been stamped, embossed, imprinted, or written on it.
(P.L. 1969, ch. 129, § 2.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 11-49-6
- 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
- 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