FORGERY - DEFINITIONS
"Altering" to Make - Materially changing a document, check or instrument.
References: Willingham v. State. 549 P.2d 350 (Okl. Cr. 1976); State v. Liberty Nat'l Bank & Trust Co., 414 P.2d 281 (Okl. 1966); Boyer v. State, 68 Okl. Cr. 220, 97 P.2d 779 (1939); Moss v. Arnold, 63 Okl. Cr. 343, 75 P.2d 491 (1938).
Intent to Defraud - Scheme for obtaining property without authorization.
Reference: State v. McCray, 15 Okl. Cr. 313, 176 P. 418 (1919).
Property - Property includes:
(a) Real Property - Every estate, interest, and right in lands, including structures or objects permanently attached to the land;
(b) Personal Property - Money, goods, chattels, effects, evidences of rights in action, and written instruments effecting a monetary obligation or right or title to property.
References: 21 O.S. 1991 §§ 102, 103, 104.
Public Security - Negotiable or transferable instrument issued or purporting to have been issued under the authority of this State, by virtue of any law thereof, which promises the payment of money.
Reference: 21 O.S. 1991, § 1562.
Utter - To offer a forged instrument with the representation, by words or action, that the same is genuine.
Reference: Fields v. State, 515 P.2d 1402, 1403 (Okl. Cr. 1973). See also Johnson v. State, 564 P.2d 664, 666 (Okl. Cr. 1977) (knowledge of falsity of forged instrument must be shown).