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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 570

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, see footnote bottom

  570.404.  Unlawful transfer of public assistance benefits or EBT cards — penalties. — 1.  A person commits the offense of unlawful transfer of public assistance benefits or EBT cards if he or she knowingly transfers public assistance benefits or EBT cards to another not lawfully entitled or approved by the department of social services to receive the public assistance benefits or EBT cards.

  2.  The offense of unlawful transfer of public assistance benefits or EBT cards is a class A misdemeanor, unless the face value of the public assistance benefits or EBT cards is seven hundred fifty dollars or more or the person is found guilty of a second offense of unlawful transfer of public assistance benefits or EBT cards in an amount less than seven hundred fifty dollars, in which case it is a class E felony.  Any person who is found guilty of a second or subsequent offense of felony unlawful transfer of public assistance benefits, or any person who is found guilty of an offense under this section and has been found guilty of two or more violations under sections 570.400 to 570.410, shall be guilty of a class D felony.  Any person who is found guilty of felony unlawful transfer of public assistance benefits or EBT cards shall serve not less than one hundred twenty days in the department of corrections unless such person pays full restitution to the state of Missouri within thirty days of the date of execution of sentence.

  3.  In addition to any criminal penalty, any person found guilty of unlawful transfer of public assistance benefits or EBT cards shall pay full restitution to the state of Missouri for the total amount of moneys converted.  No person placed on probation for the offense shall be released from probation until full restitution has been paid.

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(L. 1987 S.B. 259 § 4, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1888, A.L. 2013 H.B. 175 merged with H.B. 1035 merged with S.B. 248, A.L. 2013 S.B. 251, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 578.381; Effective 1-01-17


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