La RS 14:67.22.  Fraudulent acquisition of a credit card in Louisiana

§67.22.  Fraudulent acquisition of a credit card

A.  As used in this Section, "credit card" shall mean any instrument or device whether known as a credit card, credit plate, bank service card, banking card, check guarantee card, debit card, or by any other name, including an account number, issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of a cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services, or anything of value on credit or for use in an automated banking device to obtain any of the services offered through the device.

B.  No person shall make or cause to be made, either directly or indirectly, any false statement as to his identity or that of any other person, firm, or corporation, knowing it to be false and with the intent that it be relied on, for the purpose of procuring the issuance of a credit card.

C.(1)  Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of fraudulent acquisition of a credit card and shall be punished by a fine of not more than three thousand dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor for not more than ten years, or both.

(2)  Upon a third or subsequent conviction of a violation of the provisions of this Section, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than twenty thousand dollars, or both.

D.  In addition to the penalties provided in Subsection C of this Section, a person convicted of a violation of this Section shall be ordered to make full restitution to the victim and any other person who has suffered a financial loss as a result of the offense.  If a person ordered to make restitution pursuant to this Section is found to be indigent and therefore unable to make restitution in full at the time of conviction, the court shall order a periodic payment plan consistent with the person's financial ability.

Acts 2003, No. 231, §1; Acts 2008, No. 495, §1.

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