Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 8-208

(a) In this section, “incomplete credit card” means a credit card that lacks any stamped, embossed, imprinted, or written matter, other than the signature of the cardholder, that an issuer requires to appear on a credit card before a cardholder can use the credit card.

(b)(1) Without the consent of the issuer, a person other than the cardholder may not possess an incomplete credit card with the intent to complete it.

(2) A person may not possess, with knowledge of its character, machinery, plates, or any other contrivance designed to reproduce an instrument purporting to be a credit card of an issuer that has not consented to the preparation of the credit card.

(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 15 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.


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