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Criminal Jury Instructions  

Criminal Jury Instructions

 

CREDIT CARD

"Credit card" means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, as a credit plate, or by any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value on credit.

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-128a (b) (applies to Credit Card Crimes, §§ 53a-128b -- 128i).

Commentary:  See generally State v. Love, 246 Conn. 402, 412 (1998) ("the jury reasonably could have found that the Sears card and the Southern New England Telephone calling cards constitute 'device[s] . . . issued . . . by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value on credit' under § 53a- 128a (b)"); State v. Henderson, 47 Conn. App. 542, 554, cert. denied, 244 Conn. 908 (1998) ("[w]e conclude that it is a reasonable and logical inference for a juror to conclude that a card referred to as a 'credit card' enables one to receive things on credit").

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