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IC § 35-43-5-2 Counterfeiting; False or Fraudulent sales receipts; Forgery; Application Fraud

(a) A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) makes or utters a written instrument in such a manner that it purports to have been made:

(A) by another person;

(B) at another time;

(C) with different provisions; or

(D) by authority of one who did not give authority; or

(2) possesses more than one (1) written instrument knowing that the written instruments were made in a manner that they purport to have been made:

(A) by another person;

(B) at another time;

(C) with different provisions; or

(D) by authority of one who did not give authority;

commits counterfeiting, a Level 6 felony.

(b) A person who, with intent to defraud:

(1) makes or delivers to another person:

(A) a false sales receipt;

(B) a duplicate of a sales receipt; or

(C) a label or other item with a false universal product code (UPC) or other product identification code; or

(2) places a false universal product code (UPC) or another product identification code on property displayed or offered for sale;

commits making or delivering a false sales document, a Level 6 felony.

(c) A person who, with intent to defraud, possesses:

(1) a retail sales receipt;

(2) a label or other item with a universal product code (UPC); or

(3) a label or other item that contains a product identification code that applies to an item other than the item to which the label or other item applies;

commits possession of a fraudulent sales document, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if the person possesses at least fifteen (15) retail sales receipts, at least fifteen (15) labels containing a universal product code (UPC), at least fifteen (15) labels containing another product identification code, or at least fifteen (15) of any combination of the items described in subdivisions (1) through (3).

(d) A person who, with intent to defraud, makes, utters, or possesses a written instrument in such a manner that it purports to have been made:

(1) by another person;

(2) at another time;

(3) with different provisions; or

(4) by authority of one who did not give authority;

commits forgery, a Level 6 felony.

(e) This subsection applies to a person who applies for a driver’s license (as defined in IC 9-13-2-48), a state identification card (as described in IC 9-24-16), or a photo exempt identification card (as described in IC 9-24-16.5). A person who:

(1) knowingly or intentionally uses a false or fictitious name or gives a false or fictitious address in an application for a driver’s license, a state identification card, or a photo exempt identification card or for a renewal or a duplicate of a driver’s license, a state identification card, or a photo exempt identification card; or

(2) knowingly or intentionally makes a false statement or conceals a material fact in an application for a driver’s license, a state identification card, or a photo exempt identification card;

commits application fraud, a Level 6 felony. 

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