Forgery and Fraud are related crimes that deal with creating, presenting, or altering something to defraud another. A Larimer County man is facing numerous charges related to Forgery and Fraud after being caught writing fraudulent life insurance policies. According to the report, the man is an insurance agent who used the identifying information from his fellow church members to write the life insurance policies and collect a commission. He is facing 2 counts of Forgery, 2 counts of Insurance Fraud and 72 counts of Identity Theft.
Douglas County Forgery Lawyer: Definition and Sentence of Forgery in Arapahoe County
The Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Forgery, as it relates to the case above – C.R.S. 18-5-102(1)(c) – is:
“(1) A person commits forgery, if, with intent to defraud, such person falsely makes, completes, alters, or utters a written instrument which is or purports to be, or which is calculated to become or to represent if completed:
(c) A deed, will, codicil, contract, assignment, commercial instrument, promissory note, check, or other instrument which does or may evidence, create, transfer, terminate, or otherwise affect a legal right, interest, obligation, or status;”
Because the man falsely created contracts and insurance policies, he is facing this class 5 felony. In Castle Rock and Aurora, Forgery is punishable by 1 to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $100,000 in fines.
Adams County Insurance Fraud Lawyer: Definition and Sentence of Life Insurance Fraud in Jefferson County
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Insurance Fraud – C.R.S. 18-5-211(3) – is:
“(3) A person commits insurance fraud if he or she with an intent to defraud makes, alters, presents, or causes to be presented a certificate or other evidence of the existence of insurance in any form that contains false material information or omits material information.”
Also a class 5 felony, Insurance Fraud is punishable by 1 to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
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