Misdemeanor & Felony Forgery

Obtaining Signature by Deception (18-5-112)

  1. A person commits obtaining signature by deception if, by deception and with intent to defraud or to acquire a benefit for himself or another, he causes another to sign or execute a written instrument.
  2. As used in this section, "by deception" means by knowingly:
    (a) Creating or confirming another's impression which is false and which the deceiver does not believe to be true; or
    (b) Failing to correct a false impression held by another which the deceiver previously has created or confirmed; or
    (c) Preventing another from acquiring information pertinent to any matter material to a proper understanding of any transaction in which the signature of such person is procured.
  3. Obtaining signatures by deception is a class 2 misdemeanor.
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