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Category: Forgery

Jul 27
2020

Off-line Fraud Crimes in Texas: Forgery Is Not Dead?

Forgery | Fraud

For most young people, the idea of fraud conjures images of elite hackers breaking into databases and then selling the data on onion networks. Back in the day though, it used to mean writing fraudulent checks or similar low tech methods.

Police in Dallas had quite a surprise recently after reports of a local bank being the victim of one of these more traditional fraud crimes. The case involves a woman suspected of cashing a stolen check using a fake Texas ID.

We’ll take a look at the specifics surrounding fraud crimes and forgery. After looking at the definitions we’ll go into the charges that these crimes can potentially carry and some potential defenses an experienced attorney may use.

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Jun 5
2019

Texas Forgery Charges? What You Need to Know

Forgery

Perhaps that’s understandable since there are 22 different ways the Texas government says someone can commit fraud. Forgery is just one.

So, what is forgery, legally speaking?

The Texas Penal Code defines forgery as “the alteration, manufacture, execution, or authentication of any writing such that it purports to be the act of another who did not authorize that act, to have been executed at the time or place in a numbered sequence other than was in fact the case, or to be a copy of an original when there was no such original.”

That’s quite the mouthful, so we’ll sum it up for you in just a few words:

When you produce a written document and attempt to (or succeed [...]

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