Group 411



342. Theft, forgery, etc., of credit card

342. (1) Every person who

(a) steals a credit card,
(b) forges or falsifies a credit card,
(c) possesses, uses or traffics in a credit card or a forged or falsified credit card, knowing that it was obtained, made or altered

(i) by the commission in Canada of an offence, or
(ii) by an act or omission anywhere that, if it had occurred in Canada, would have constituted an offence, or

(d) uses a credit card knowing that it has been revoked or cancelled, is guilty of
(e) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or
(f) an offence punishable on summary conviction.


(4) In this section,

“personal authentication information”
« authentifiant personnel »
“personal authentication information” means a personal identification number or any other password or information that a credit card holder creates or adopts to be used to authenticate his or her identity in relation to the credit card;

« trafic »
“traffic” means, in relation to a credit card or credit card data, to sell, export from or import into Canada, distribute or deal with in any other way.

R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 342;R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), ss. 44, 185(F);1997, c. 18, s. 16;2009, c. 28, s. 4.

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5775 Yonge St #602, Toronto, ON M2M 4J1