Forgery is a serious white collar crime that can result in a lengthy prison sentence or very large fines if convicted. An individual can face criminal charges for forgery if, with the intent to defraud, the individual commits one or more of the following acts: Falsely makes, completes, or alters a written instrument Knowingly holds a forged instrument in their possession Offers or presents a forged item or a forged item containing false information, regardless of whether or not that item is accepted According to ARS 13-2002, forgery is a class 4 felony. In cases where a forged instrument is
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Fraud, forgery, schemes and scams are some of the most common types of crimes committed in the Phoenix metro area. Suspects can face these types of charges for engaging in fraudulent activity either online or offline, in stores or over the Internet. With the recent increase in Internet activity and shopping as a result of the recent holiday, acts of criminal fraud and forgery acts have also been known to increase. As such, it is important to understand the types of charges associated with different theft crimes and white collar crimes in Arizona.
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