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Rs 14:68.7 Receipts And Universal Product Code Labels; Unlawful Acts

§68.7. Receipts and universal product code labels; unlawful acts

A. Any person who, with intent to cheat or defraud a retailer, makes, alters, or

counterfeits a retail sales receipt or a universal product code label, or possesses any such

sales receipt or label, or possesses a device which has as its specific purpose the manufacture

of fraudulent retail sales receipts or universal product code labels commits a violation of the

provisions of this Section.

B.(1) Except as provided in Paragraph (3) of this Subsection, whoever violates the

provisions of this Section shall be subject to the following:

(a) When the fair market value of the goods which are the subject of the falsified

retail sales receipts or universal product code labels, as described in Subsection A of this

Section, amounts to a value of twenty-five thousand dollars or more, the offender shall be

imprisoned at hard labor for not more than twenty years, or fined not more than fifty

thousand dollars, or both.

(b) When the fair market value of the goods which are the subject of the falsified

retail sales receipts or universal product code labels, as described in Subsection A of this

Section, amounts to a value of five thousand dollars or more, but less than a value of twenty-five thousand dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not

more than ten years, or fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

(c) When the fair market value of the goods which are the subject of the falsified

retail sales receipts or universal product code labels, as described in Subsection A of this

Section, amounts to a value of one thousand dollars or more but less than five thousand

dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five

years, or fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both.

(d) When the fair market value of the goods which are the subject of the falsified

retail sales receipts or universal product code labels, as described in Subsection A of this

Section, amounts to a value of less than one thousand dollars, the offender shall be

imprisoned for not more than six months, or fined not more than five hundred dollars, or

both. If a person is convicted of theft two or more times previously, upon any subsequent

conviction, he shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years,

or fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both.

(2) When there has been a violation of this Section by a number of distinct acts of

the offender, the aggregate amount of the goods taken shall determine the grade of the

offense.

(3) Possessing more than one fraudulent retail sales receipt or universal product code

label in violation of the provisions of this Section shall be punishable by imprisonment, with

or without hard labor, for a period not to exceed ten years, or a fine not to exceed three

thousand dollars, or both.

(4) Possessing a device which has as its specific purpose the manufacture of

fraudulent retail sales receipts or universal product code labels in violation of the provisions

of this Section shall be punishable by imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for a period

not to exceed five years, or a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars, or both.

Acts 2001, No. 922, §1; Acts 2006, No. 143, §1; Acts 2010, No. 585, §1; Acts 2017,

No. 281, §1.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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