Forgery of Credit and Debit Cards

The crime of counterfeiting credit and debit cards or traveler’s checks consists of altering, copying, reproducing or otherwise counterfeiting credit or debit cards, traveler’s checks, or any other non-cash payment instrument and is punishable by imprisonment for four to eight years.

It is considered an aggravated subtype, punishable by imprisonment of six to eight years, when the crime affects many persons or is committed within the framework of a criminal organization.

  • Possession of counterfeit credit and debit cards or traveler’s checks: Possession of credit and debit cards or traveler’s checks intended for distribution or trafficking is considered an offense punishable by imprisonment for a term of four to eight years.

  • Use of counterfeit credit and debit cards and traveler’s checks:The use of counterfeit credit and debit cards and traveler’s checks, knowing of their falsity and harming another, is punishable by imprisonment for a term of two to five years.