Commerce City Municipal Code Chapter 12 Article VIII

Sec. 12-8000. – Forgery.

Sec. 12-8001. – Fraud by check.

Sec. 12-8002. – Obscuring identification numbers.

Sec. 12-8003. – Criminal simulation.



Sec. 12-8000. – Forgery.

It shall be unlawful for any person to falsely make, falsely alter or, with intent to defraud, utter a written instrument of any kind.

Sec. 12-8001. – Fraud by check.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person knowing he/she has insufficient funds with the drawee to issue a check in an amount less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the payment of services, wages, salary, commissions, labor, rent, money, property, taxes, debt or other thing of value.

(b) For purposes of this section, the issuer’s knowledge of insufficient funds is presumed except in the case of a post-dated check or order, if:

(1) He has no account upon which the check or order is drawn with the bank or other drawee at the time he issues the check or order; or

(2) He has insufficient funds upon deposit with the bank or other drawee to pay the check or order on presentation within thirty (30) days after issue.

(c) If a deferred prosecution, deferred sentence or suspended sentence is ordered, the court as a condition of supervision or suspended sentence shall require the defendant to make restitution on all checks issued by the defendant which are the subject of charges in the case and are unpaid as of the date of imposition of the suspended sentence or as of the date of commencement of the order for deferred prosecution or deferred sentence in addition to other terms and conditions as determined by the court to be appropriate for the treatment or rehabilitation of the defendant.

(Ord. No. 1850, § 1, 4-4-11)

Sec. 12-8002. – Obscuring identification numbers.

It shall be unlawful for any person to alter or obscure the identification number of any article with the intent to hinder or prevent the proper identification of such article or to sell, offer for sale, lease or otherwise dispose of an article knowing that its identification number has been obscured or altered. The possession of an article on which an identification number has been obscured or altered is prima facie evidence that the person possessing the article violated this section unless, prior to his arrest or the issuance of warrant to search the premises where the article is kept, whichever event occurs first, the person reports the possession of this article to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Sec. 12-8003. – Criminal simulation.

It shall be unlawful for any person, with intent to defraud, to make or alter any object in such a manner that it appears to have an antiquity, rarity, source or authorship, ingredient or composition which it does not in fact have. It shall also be unlawful for any person, with knowledge of its true character and with intent to defraud, to utter, misrepresent or possess any object made or altered in violation of the first sentence of this section.

(Ord. No. 1848, § 1, 1-10-2011)

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