§ 625.12  Misuse of Credit Cards
   (a)   No person shall do any of the following:
      (1)   Practice deception for the purpose of procuring the issuance of a credit card, when a credit card is issued in actual reliance thereon;
      (2)   Knowingly buy or sell a credit card from or to a person other than the issuer.
   (b)   No person, with purpose to defraud, shall do any of the following:
      (1)   Obtain control over a credit card as security for a debt;
      (2)   Obtain property or services by the use of a credit card, in one (1) or more transactions, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such card has expired or been revoked, or was obtained, is retained or is being used in violation of law;
      (3)   Furnish property or services upon presentation of a credit card, knowing that such card is being used in violation of law;
      (4)   Represent or cause to be represented to the issuer of a credit card that property or services have been furnished, knowing that such representation is false.
   (c)   No person, with purpose to violate this section, shall receive, possess, control or dispose of a credit card.
   (d)   Divisions (b)(1) or (2) of this section shall not apply if the victim of the offense is an elderly person or disabled adult.
   (e)   Divisions (b)(1) or (2) of this section shall not apply if the debt for which the card is held as security or the cumulative retail value of the property or services involved in the violations is more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
   (f)   Divisions (b)(2), (3) or (4) of this section shall not apply if the cumulative retail value of the property and services involved in one (1) or more violations of divisions (b)(2), (3), or (4) of this section which violations involve one (1) or more credit card accounts and occur within a period of ninety (90) consecutive days commencing on the date of the first violation, is five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more.
   (g)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of misuse of credit cards. Abuse of credit cards is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(RC 2913.21; Ord. No. 834-03. Passed 6-10-03, eff. 6-12-03)