Bartow Forgery & Counterfeiting Attorney

What is forgery & counterfeiting?

Forgery is the crime of producing, making, or adapting objects or documents with the intent to deceive or trick another. In cases where forgery has led to someone being robbed or deceived out of money or capital, additional charges may be added such as theft or fraud. An example would be signing a person’s check without their permission, cashing it, and keeping the cash. Counterfeiting is making or creating an unauthorized imitation of a genuine article (ex: currency) with the intent to deceive or defraud.

An individual may be charged with forgery or counterfeiting when law enforcement discovers:

  • False, forged, or counterfeit bank bills or notes; or
  • Tools or instruments used by counterfeiters.

Although counterfeiting and forgery cases can be prosecuted on a state level, these crimes are often investigated by the FBI or Secret Service. With so many types of currency, coin, and documents, there are more than 100 different actions that may be considered a counterfeiting or forgery crime. In situations where the forgery or counterfeiting charge is of a currency or financial nature, the greater the monetary amount of the alleged crime, the more severe the criminal charge the accused will face.

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