Forgery of credit card or debit card; presumption from possession.
1. A person who, with the intent to defraud, falsely makes or falsely embosses a purported credit card or debit card or utters such a credit card or debit card is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130. In addition to any other penalty, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.
2. A person, except the purported issuer, who possesses two or more credit cards or debit cards are falsely made or falsely embossed is presumed to have violated this section.
3. For the purpose of this section:
(a) A person “falsely makes” a credit card or debit card when he alters a validly issued credit card or debit card or makes or draws, in whole or in part, a device or instrument which purports to be the credit card or debit card of a named issuer where the issuer did not authorize the making or drawing.
(b) A person “falsely embosses” a credit card or debit card when, without the authorization of the named issuer, he completes a credit card or debit card by adding any matter, except the signature of the cardholder, which the issuer requires to appear on the credit card or debit card before the credit card or debit card can be used by a cardholder.
Last modified: February 25, 2006