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Dealer Fraud: Forgery

Most people know Forgery is a crime. Most people don’t know that forgery cover more than just fake signatures. Dealers are known for forgery. It is part of their stock and trade.

Forgery covers a wide range of misconduct. Under Pennsylvania law, a person is guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud or injure anyone, or with knowledge that he is facilitating a fraud or injury to be perpetrated by anyone, the actor: (1) alters any writing of another without his authority; (2) makes, completes, executes, authenticates, issues or transfers any writing so that it purports to be the act of another who did not authorize that act, or to have been executed at a time or place or in a numbered sequence other than was in fact the case, or to be a copy of an original when no such original existed; or (3) utters any writing which he knows to be forged in a manner specified in paragraphs (1) or (2) of this subsection. 42 Pa.C.S.A. Section 4101.

What does this mean? It means any alteration of a document to commit a fraud is a forgery and a crime.

It is so common-place and accepted within the backrooms of the industry, that a response an promoting it was published in an industry magazine.

Bubba B [ February 15, 2013 @ 01:35PM ]

My .02 is that every once in a while, more often than not, you’re gonna get a few missing signatures. Learn how to copy signatures, because you’ll be doing it all the time. You don’t want to bother the customer to come back in and fill in the missing signatures. Without using the word “forgery,” learn how to sign documents on behalf of the customer – that’s my advice.

Forgery is wrong. Forgery is a crime. If there is no need to conceal anything or trick anyone, then any change or alteration, or signature, can be done completely in accordance with the law and out in the open and with full and fair notice and consumer consent.

I will talk about other specific instances of forgery in future blogs.

If you believe you have the victim of Dealer Fraud, you should contact a qualified attorney right away.

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