Forgery

A person is guilty of forgery if he makes a false instrument, with the intention that he or another shall use it to induce somebody to accept it as genuine, and by reason of so accepting it to do or not to do some act to his own or any other person’s prejudice.

Making a false instrument includes falsifying an existing one. It must be proved that the person intended both that the instrument would be accepted as genuine and that someone would therefore act to his own or another’s prejudice. Specific intent must be proved.

A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable

  • to a term not exceeding six months imprisonment and/or to a fine not exceeding £5000, if dealt with in the Magistrates court,
  • to a term not exceeding 10 years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine, if dealt with in the Crown court.

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