Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception

ORS 165.047
Unlawfully using slugs


A person commits the crime of unlawfully using slugs if:


With intent to defraud the supplier of property or a service sold or offered by means of a coin machine, the person inserts, deposits or otherwise uses a slug in such machine; or


The person makes, possesses, offers for sale or disposes of a slug with intent to enable a person to use it fraudulently in a coin machine.


As used in this section:


“Coin machine” means a coin box, turnstile, vending machine, or other mechanical or electronic device or receptacle designed to receive a coin or bill of a certain denomination or a token made for such purpose, and in return for the insertion or deposit thereof, automatically to offer, provide, assist in providing or permit the acquisition or use of some property or service.


“Slug” means an object, article or device which, by virtue of its size, shape or any other quality is capable of being inserted, deposited, or otherwise used in a coin machine as a fraudulent substitute for a genuine coin, bill or token.


Unlawfully using slugs is a Class B misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §159]
Chapter 165

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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