Regional
9:38 am
Fri January 16, 2004

Kentucky House Passes Credit Card Theft Bill

Frankfort, KY – A bill passed today by the Kentucky House would
create a felony offense for a form of credit-card
theft. The bill would punish people who "skim"
credit cards. The practice consists of installing
an electronic device between a credit card reader
and a telephone wall jack to obtain credit card
information.

Under the bill, first-time offenders would face prison
sentences of one to five years, and additional
violations would carry a sentence of five to ten years.
The bill is sponsored by Representative Bob Damron
of Nicholasville. It now goes to the State Senate.