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481.1.  (a) Every person who counterfeits, forges, or alters any
fare media designed to entitle the holder to a ride on vehicles of a
public transportation system, as defined by Section 99211 of the
Public Utilities Code, or on vehicles operated by entities subsidized
by the Department of Transportation is punishable by imprisonment in
a county jail, not exceeding one year, or in the state prison.
   (b) Every person who knowingly possesses any counterfeit, forged,
or altered fare media designed to entitle the holder to a ride on
vehicles of a public transportation system, as defined by Section
99211 of the Public Utilities Code, or on vehicles operated by
entities subsidized by the Department of Transportation, or who
utters, publishes, or puts into circulation any fare media with
intent to defraud is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not
exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars
($1,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.

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