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The Crime of Forgery

First Degree: Georgia Code Title 16, Section 16-9-1

(a) A person commits the offense of forgery in the first degree when with intent to defraud he knowingly makes, alters, or possesses any writing in a fictitious name or in such manner that the writing as made or altered purports to have been made by another person, at another time, with different provisions, or by authority of one who did not give such authority and utters or delivers such writing. (b) A person convicted of the offense of forgery in the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.

Second Degree: Georgia Code Title 16, Section 16-9-2
(a) A person commits the offense of forgery in the second degree when with the intent to defraud he knowingly makes, alters, or possesses any writing in a fictitious name or in such manner that the writing as made or altered purports to have been made by another person, at another time, with different provisions, or by authority of one who did not give such authority.

(b) A person convicted of the offense of forgery in the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

Title 16, Section 16-9-3
For purposes of Code Sections 16-9-1 and 16-9-2, the word 'writing' includes, but is not limited to, printing or any other method of recording information, money, coins, tokens, stamps, seals, credit cards, badges, trademarks, and other symbols of value, right, privilege, or identification.

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