Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception

ORS 165.055
Fraudulent use of a credit card


(1)

A person commits the crime of fraudulent use of a credit card if, with intent to injure or defraud, the person uses a credit card for the purpose of obtaining property or services with knowledge that:

(a)

The card is stolen or forged;

(b)

The card has been revoked or canceled; or

(c)

For any other reason the use of the card is unauthorized by either the issuer or the person to whom the credit card is issued.

(2)

“Credit card” means a card, booklet, credit card number or other identifying symbol or instrument evidencing an undertaking to pay for property or services delivered or rendered to or upon the order of a designated person or bearer.

(3)

The value of single credit card transactions may be added together if the transactions were committed:

(a)

Against multiple victims within a 30-day period; or

(b)

Against the same victim within a 180-day period.

(4)

Fraudulent use of a credit card is:

(a)

A Class A misdemeanor if the aggregate total amount of property or services the person obtains or attempts to obtain is less than $1,000.

(b)

A Class C felony if the aggregate total amount of property or services the person obtains or attempts to obtain is $1,000 or more. [1971 c.743 §160; 1973 c.133 §7; 1987 c.907 §11; 1993 c.680 §26; 2009 c.16 §7]
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Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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