Forgery in Illinois
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The crime of forgery requires the person performing the criminal act with the intent to defraud another party for the purpose of financial gain or to cause financial loss. White collar crime is punishable by a lengthy prison sentence and expensive fines, it can also cause irreparable damage to your reputation and make it difficult to obtain employment.
The following are common examples of forgery:
- Making or altering any document apparently capable of defrauding another
- Unlawfully using another individual’s digital signature or signature device without their consent
- Knowingly issuing or delivering any defrauding document or knowingly possessing with an intent to issue or deliver
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In Illinois, forgery is a Class 3 felony, punishable by a prison sentence ranging from two to five years and a maximum fine of $25,000. If a Universal Price Code Label is forged, it is then considered a Class 4 felony. A Class 4 felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to three years and a maximum fine of $25,000.
If an academic degree or coin is forged, it is a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and fines up to $2,500.
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