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SECTION 170.65
Forgery of a vehicle identification number
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE K, ARTICLE 170
§ 170.65 Forgery of a vehicle identification number.

A person is guilty of forgery of a vehicle identification number when:

(1) He knowingly destroys, covers, defaces, alters or otherwise
changes the form or appearance of a vehicle identification number on any
vehicle or component part thereof, except tires; or

(2) He removes any such number from a vehicle or component part
thereof, except as required by the provisions of the vehicle and traffic
law; or

(3) He affixes a vehicle identification number to a vehicle, except in
accordance with the provisions of the vehicle and traffic law.

(4) He or she, with intent to defraud, knowingly manufactures,
produces or reproduces a vehicle identification number label, sticker or
plate which was not manufactured, produced or reproduced in accordance
with the rules and regulations promulgated by the United States National
Highway Safety Administration and/or in accordance with the provisions
of the state vehicle and traffic law.

Forgery of a vehicle identification number is a class E felony.