Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 570
Stealing and Related Offenses
Section 570.135

August 28, 2013


Fraudulent procurement of a credit or debit card--penalty--limitation of liability--personal identifying information, defined.

570.135. 1. No person shall knowingly make or cause to be made, directly or indirectly, a false statement regarding another person for the purpose of fraudulently procuring the issuance of a credit card or debit card.

2. No person shall willfully obtain personal identifying information of another person without the authorization of that person and use that information fraudulently to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods or services in the name of the other person without the consent of that person.

3. Any person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 or 2 of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

4. As used in this section, "personal identifying information" means the name, address, telephone number, driver's license number, Social Security number, place of employment, employee identification number, mother's maiden name, demand deposit account number, savings account number or credit card number of a person.

5. Notwithstanding subsections 1 to 4 of this section, no corporation, proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or other business entity shall be liable under this section for accepting applications for credit cards or debit cards or for the credit cards or debit cards in any credit or debit transaction, absent clear and convincing evidence that such business entity conspired with or was a part of the fraudulent procuring of the issuance of a credit card or debit card.

(L. 1999 S.B. 386 2)


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