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§ 8-612. Counterfeiting and issuing of tokens

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Fraud and Related Crimes
Subtitle 6. Counterfeiting and Related Crimes (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-612
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 56
§ 8-612. Counterfeiting and issuing of tokens
“Token” defined
(a) In this section, “token” means a ticket, coupon, coin, disc, slug, or any other thing that:
(1) is evidence of the right of an individual to enter, leave, ride on, or pass through or over any thing or place for which a fee is charged, including a building, ground, public conveyance, vessel, or bridge; and
(2) is intended or designed to be inserted into a box or machine for the collection of fees or given to a collector.
Prohibited
(b)(1) A person may not counterfeit or issue, or cause to be counterfeited or issued, or aid or assist in counterfeiting or issuing a token without the permission of the person who lawfully issues, sells, or gives away the token.
(2) A person may not issue or pass a token if the person knows that it was:
(i) counterfeited; or
(ii) issued without the permission of the person who lawfully issues, sells, or gives away the token.
Penalty
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 56.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-612, MD CRIM LAW § 8-612
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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