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§ 8-613. Unlawful operation of vending machines and related manufacture of slugs

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, § 8-613
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 57; MD CODE Art. 27, § 58
§ 8-613. Unlawful operation of vending machines and related manufacture of slugs
Definitions
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Service” includes the use of telephone or telegraph facilities, gas, electricity, or a musical instrument, phonograph, or other property.
(3) “Vending machine” includes a slot machine, pay telephone, or other receptacle designed to receive United States currency in connection with the sale or use of property or of a service.
Prohibited
(b) A person may not:
(1) operate, cause to be operated, or attempt to operate or cause to be operated a vending machine by a means not lawfully authorized by the owner, lessee, or licensee of the vending machine, including by means of a slug or by counterfeit, mutilated, sweated, or foreign currency;
(2) take, obtain, or receive from or in connection with a vending machine any property or service, without depositing into the vending machine United States currency in the amount required by the owner, lessee, or licensee of the vending machine; or
(3) manufacture for sale, sell, or give away a slug or device that is intended to be deposited in a vending machine if the person:
(i) intends to defraud the owner, lessee, licensee, or other person entitled to the contents of the vending machine; or
(ii) knows that the slug or device is intended for unlawful use.
Penalty
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 57, 58.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-613, MD CRIM LAW § 8-613
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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