1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title K: Offenses Involving Fraud
  6. Article 170: Forgery and Related Offenses


Section 170.15 Forgery in the first degree

Penal (PEN)

  A person is guilty of forgery in the first degree when, with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, he falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument which is or purports to be, or which is calculated to become or to represent if completed:

  1. Part of an issue of money, stamps, securities or other valuable instruments issued by a government or governmental instrumentality; or

  2. Part of an issue of stock, bonds or other instruments representing interests in or claims against a corporate or other organization or its property.

  Forgery in the first degree is a class C felony.