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Criminal Code

Version of section 342.01 from 2010-01-08 to 2020-02-11:

Marginal note:Instruments for copying credit card data or forging or falsifying credit cards

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years, or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction, who, without lawful justification or excuse, makes, repairs, buys, sells, exports from Canada, imports into Canada or possesses any instrument, device, apparatus, material or thing that they know has been used or know is adapted or intended for use

    • (a) in the copying of credit card data for use in the commission of an offence under subsection 342(3); or

    • (b) in the forging or falsifying of credit cards.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture

    (2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1), any instrument, device, apparatus, material or thing in relation to which the offence was committed or the possession of which constituted the offence may, in addition to any other punishment that may be imposed, be ordered forfeited to Her Majesty, whereupon it may be disposed of as the Attorney General directs.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) No order of forfeiture may be made under subsection (2) in respect of any thing that is the property of a person who was not a party to the offence under subsection (1).

  • 1997, c. 18, s. 17
  • 2009, c. 28, s. 5
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