Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception

ORS 165.022
Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree


(1)

A person commits the crime of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree if, knowing it to be forged and with intent to utter same, the person possesses a forged instrument of the kind and in the amount specified in ORS 165.013 (Forgery in the first degree) (1).

(2)

Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §155; 2005 c.761 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Crime of criminal possession of a forged instrument merges with crime of forgery in the first degree when crimes arise from same conduct or criminal episode. State v. Blake, 348 Or 95, 228 P3d 560 (2010)

To be "valuable instruments," items must have readily ascertainable face value equivalent to specified sum of money and be part of larger issue of instruments. State v. Gonzalez-Aguillar, 287 Or App 410, 403 P3d 539 (2017)

Chapter 165

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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