Under common law, forgery is committed when a person makes or alters a writing so that it is false with the intent to defraud.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A false document, signature, or other imitation of an object of value used with the intention to deceive another into believing it is the real thing. Those who commit forgery are commonly charged with the crime of fraud.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:16 pm