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WVC 46 A- 5 - 103 §46A-5-103. Willful violations.

(1) A regulated consumer lender who willfully makes charges in excess of those permitted by the provisions of article four of this chapter, pertaining to regulated consumer lenders, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned.

(2) A person who willfully engages in the business of making regulated consumer loans without a license in violation of the provisions of article four of this chapter applying to authority to make regulated consumer loans shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned.

(3) A person who willfully engages in the business of making consumer credit sales or consumer loans, or of taking assignments of rights against consumers arising therefrom and undertakes direct collection of payments or enforcement of these rights, without complying with the provisions of section one hundred fifteen, article seven of this chapter, concerning notification, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars.

(4) Any person who willfully violates any of the provisions ofsections one hundred twenty-three through one hundred twenty-eight, inclusive, article two of this chapter, by committing any of the specifically described and enumerated acts contained therein, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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