New York law addresses two illicit usages of a credit card, debit card, or even a public benefit card to commit a crime of fraud. Firstly, NY Penal Code Section 165.15(1) establishes that it is unlawful for a person to:
- obtain or attempt to obtain a service on a credit basis by using a credit or debit card which they know to be stolen; or
- induce or attempt to induce the supplier of the service to agree to payment on a credit basis by the same means of a stolen card.
Secondly, NY Penal Code Section 165.17 also prohibits the unlawful use or display of a credit card, debit card, or public benefit card that they know to be revoked or canceled in order to obtain property or a service. Note that to convict someone of unlawful use of a revoked or canceled card, the prosecution does not need to prove that the defendant acquired the card unlawfully or that the property or service was actually purchased. In other words, a person can be guilty of credit card fraud merely by attempting to use or showing a revoked card to a cashier, even if they did not end up completing the transaction.
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