Ohio Laws on Vending Machine Slugs
When you create, possess, or use a false token or coin in a coin-operated device, you are violating O.R.C. 2913.33, Making or Using Slugs.
Coin slugs are counterfeit items used to fool coin-operated machines, which can be everything from a payphone to a laundromat washing machine to a vending machine.
Penalties for Making or Using Slugs in Ohio
In Ohio, the charge for making or using slugs is a second-degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
This charge is often leveled against young people who think they’ve figured out a way to get something for nothing, which results in having a misdemeanor record that can damage their chances of getting into school, a good job, and even obtain decent housing.
At Patituce & Associates, we protect our clients from the ramifications of criminal convictions.