Penal Code 470 makes it illegal to knowingly sign the name of another with the intent to defraud. This section covers counterfeit money, checks, bank notes, cashier’s checks. This section also covers the crimes of falsely making or creating or altering checks, money, etc. This crime can be punished as a felony for up to three years in state prison, or as a misdemeanor, depending on the amount taken.
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