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21-6108. Unlawful possession of scanning device or reencoder. (a) It is unlawful for any person, with the intent to defraud to possess or use a:

(1) Scanning device to access, read, obtain, memorize or store, temporarily or permanently, information encoded on the computer chip or magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card; or

(2) reencoder to place encoded information on the computer chip or magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card or any electronic medium that allows an authorized transaction to occur.

(b) Violation of this section is a severity level 6, nonperson felony.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) "Scanning device" means a scanner, reader or any other electronic device that is used to access, read, scan, obtain, memorize or store, temporarily or permanently, information encoded on the computer chip or magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card;

(2) "reencoder" means an electronic device that places encoded information from the computer chip, magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card onto the computer chip, magnetic strip or stripe of a different payment card or any electronic medium that allows an authorized transaction to occur; and

(3) "payment card" means a credit card, debit card or any other card that is issued to an authorized user and that allows the user to obtain, purchase or receive goods, services, money or anything else of value.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 178; July 1, 2011.



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