“counterfeit means the manufacture of or arrangement to manufacture a payment instrument, as defined in s. 560.103, without the permission of the financial institution“
If you have been charged with FORG3020 COUNTERFEIT PAYMENT INSTRUMENT you can call a Tampa Counterfeit Defense Attorney at 813-222-2220.
Form Code: FORG3020
Florida Statute: 831.28.2A
Level: Fel (Felony)
FORG3020 COUNTERFEIT PAYMENT INSTRUMENT is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 831 FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING
831.28 Counterfeiting a payment instrument; possessing a counterfeit payment instrument; penalties.
(1) As used in this section, the term “counterfeit” means the manufacture of or arrangement to manufacture a payment instrument, as defined in s. 560.103, without the permission of the financial institution, account holder, or organization whose name, routing number, or account number appears on the payment instrument, or the manufacture of any payment instrument with a fictitious name, routing number, or account number.
(2)(a) It is unlawful to counterfeit a payment instrument with the intent to defraud a financial institution, account holder, or any other person or organization or for a person to have any counterfeit payment instrument in such person’s possession. Any person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.