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 170.40 Criminal possession of forgery devices

Penal (PEN)

  A person is guilty of criminal possession of forgery devices when:

  1. He makes or possesses with knowledge of its character any plate, die or other device, apparatus, equipment, or article specifically designed for use in counterfeiting or otherwise forging written instruments; or

  2. With intent to use, or to aid or permit another to use, the same for purposes of forgery, he makes or possesses any device, apparatus, equipment or article capable of or adaptable to such use.

  Criminal possession of forgery devices is a class D felony.