Maine Revised Statutes

§905-A. Misuse of identification

1.    A person is guilty of misuse of identification if, in order to obtain confidential information, property or services, the person intentionally or knowingly:
A. Presents or uses a credit or debit card that is stolen, forged, canceled or obtained as a result of fraud or deception; [1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW).]
B. Presents or uses an account, credit or billing number that that person is not authorized to use or that was obtained as a result of fraud or deception; or [1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW).]
C. Presents or uses a form of legal identification that that person is not authorized to use. [1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW) .]
2.    It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the person believed in good faith that the person was authorized to present or use the card, number or legal identification.
[ 1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW) .]
3.    Proof of actual or constructive notice of cancellation gives rise to a permissible inference under the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 that the person who presented the canceled credit or debit card knew it had been canceled.
[ 2001, c. 383, §107 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) .]
4.    As used in this section, "legal identification" includes a social security card, social security number, birth certificate, driver's license, government-issued identification card, oral statement of full name and date of birth or any other means of identifying a person that is generally accepted as accurate and reliable.
[ 1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW) .]
5.    Misuse of identification is a Class D crime.
[ 1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 190, §3 (NEW). 2001, c. 383, §107 (AMD). 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).