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Forgery

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Forgery

Forgery is generally considered a
crime against property.  A person is typically guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud or injure anyone, or with knowledge that he or she is facilitating a fraud or injury to be perpetrated falsely makes, alters, forges or counterfeits one of the following:
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterA public record, or a certificate, return or attestation of any clerk or register of a court, public register, notary public, town clerk or any public officer, in relation to a matter wherein such certificate, return or attestation may be received as a legal proof.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterA charter.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterDeed.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterWill.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterTestament.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterBond.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterWriting obligatory.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterLetter of attorney.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPolicy of insurance.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMoney or coins.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterTokens or stamps.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterSeals.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterCredit cards.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterBadges.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterTrademarks and other symbols of value, right, privilege, or identification.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterBill of lading or bill of exchange.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPromissory note.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAcquittance, or discharge for money or other property.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAn acceptance of a bill of exchange or promissory note for the payment of money.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAny receipt for money, goods or other property.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterOr any passage ticket, pass or other evidence of transportation issued by a common carrier.

Penalties vary by state and range from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the type of property that was forged.

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