Identity theft; credit card fraud, charging several acts, venue. (HB2484)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Identity theft; credit card fraud; charging several acts; venue. Allows multiple distinct acts of alleged identity theft to be included in the same indictment or accusation if such acts were committed within six months from the first to the last of the acts charged. The bill also provides that a prosecution for credit card fraud may occur in the county or city in which the cardholder resides. Under current law, such prosecution may only be had in the county or city in which (i) any act in furtherance of the crime was committed or (ii) an issuer or acquirer, or an agent of either, sustained a financial loss as a result of the offense. Amends § 18.2-186.3, § 18.2-198.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/21/2019: passed committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102072D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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