(a) It is unlawful for any person to use a local government purchasing card, issued in accordance with the provisions of section two-a of this article, to make any purchase of goods or services in a manner which is contrary to the provisions of section two-a of this article or the rules promulgated pursuant to that section.
(b) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally possess with the intent to use a purchasing card without authorization pursuant to section two-a of this article or the rules promulgated pursuant to that section.
(c) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in a state correctional facility not less than one year nor more than five years, or fined no more than $5,000, or both fined and imprisoned.
(d) A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the
county in which the card was issued, unlawfully obtained,
fraudulently used, used without authorization, or where any
substantial or material element of the offense occurred.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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