Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 570
Robbery, Stealing and Related Offenses
Section 570.130

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device--penalty.

570.130. 1. A person commits the offense of fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device if he or she uses a credit device or debit device for the purpose of obtaining services or property, knowing that:

(1) The device is stolen, fictitious or forged; or

(2) The device has been revoked or canceled; or

(3) For any other reason his or her use of the device is unauthorized; or

(4) Uses a credit device or debit device for the purpose of paying property taxes and knowingly cancels such charges or payment without just cause. It shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section if a person cancels such charges or payment after obtaining a property tax receipt to obtain license tags from the Missouri department of revenue.

2. The offense of fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device is a class A misdemeanor unless the value of the property tax or the value of the property or services obtained or sought to be obtained within any thirty-day period is seven hundred fifty dollars or more, in which case fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device is a class E felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1999 S.B. 328, et al., A.L. 2002 H.B. 1888 merged with S.B. 895, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device--penalty.

570.130. 1. A person commits the crime of fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device if the person uses a credit device or debit device for the purpose of obtaining services or property, knowing that:

(1) The device is stolen, fictitious or forged; or

(2) The device has been revoked or cancelled; or

(3) For any other reason his use of the device is unauthorized; or

(4) Uses a credit device or debit device for the purpose of paying property taxes and knowingly cancels said charges or payment without just cause. It shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section if a person cancels said charges or payment after obtaining a property tax receipt to obtain license tags from the Missouri department of revenue.

2. Fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device is a class A misdemeanor unless the value of the property tax or the value of the property or services obtained or sought to be obtained within any thirty-day period is five hundred dollars or more, in which case fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device is a class D felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1999 S.B. 328, et al., A.L. 2002 H.B. 1888 merged with S.B. 895)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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