OUJI-CR 5-78

FORGERY

(POSSESSION OF EVIDENCE OF A DEBT) - ELEMENTS

No person may be convicted of forgery unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

First, possesses;

Second, a false (negotiable note)/bill/draft/(evidence of debt);

Third, with a value of (less than $1,000)/($1,000-$2,499.99)/($2,500-$14,999.99)/($15,000 or more);

Fourth, of a corporation/company;

Fifth, known by the defendant to be false;

Sixth, with the intent to defraud; and

Seventh, with the intent to (utter as true or as false)/(cause to be uttered as true or as false).;

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Statutory Authority: 21 O.S. Supp. 2019, § 1578.

Notes on Use

If the prosecution seeks to aggregate the value of multiple offenses, OUJI-CR 5-90A, infra, should also be used.