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14-122.1. Falsifying Documents

14-122.1. Falsifying documents issued by a secondary school, postsecondary educational institution, or governmental agency. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly and willfully: (1) To make falsely or alter falsely, or to procure to be made falsely or altered falsely, or to aid or assist in making falsely or altering falsely, a diploma, certificate, license, or transcript signifying merit or achievement in an educational program issued by a secondary school, a postsecondary educational institution, or a governmental agency; (2) To sell, give, buy, or obtain, or to procure to be sold, given, bought, or obtained, or to aid or assist in selling, giving, buying, or obtaining, a diploma, certificate, license, or transcript, which he knows is false, signifying merit or achievement in an educational program issued by a secondary school, a postsecondary educational institution, or a governmental agency; (3) To use, offer, or present as genuine a falsely made or falsely altered diploma, certificate, license, or transcript signifying merit or achievement in an educational program issued by a secondary school, a postsecondary educational institution, or a governmental agency, which he knows is false; or (4) To make a false written representation of fact that he has received a degree or other certification signifying merit, achievement, or completion of an educational program involving study, experience, or testing from a secondary school, a postsecondary educational institution or governmental agency in an application for: (a) Employment; (b) Admission to an educational program; NC General Statutes - Chapter 14 Article 21 3 (c) Award; or (d) For the purpose of inducing another to issue a diploma, certificate, license, or transcript signifying merit or achievement in an educational program of a secondary school, postsecondary educational institution, or a governmental agency. (b) As used in this section, "postsecondary educational institution" means a technical college, community college, junior college, college, or university. As used in this section, "governmental agency" means any agency of a State or local government or of the federal government. As used in this section, "secondary school" means grades 9 through 12. (c) Any person who violates a provision of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1981, c. 146, s. 1; 1987, c. 388; 1993, c. 539, s. 66; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

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14-123. Forging names to petitions and uttering forged petitions.
If any person shall willfully sign, or cause to be signed, or willfully assent to the signing of the
name of any person without his consent, or of any deceased or fictitious person, to any petition or
recommendation with the intent of procuring any commutation of sentence, pardon or reprieve of
any person convicted of any crime or offense, or for the purpose of procuring such pardon, reprieve
or commutation to be refused or delayed by any public officer, or with the intent of procuring from
any person whatsoever, either for himself or another, any appointment to office, or to any position
of honor or trust, or with the intent to influence the official action of any public officer in the
management, conduct or decision of any matter affecting the public, he shall be punished as a
Class I felon; and if any person shall willfully use any such paper for any of the purposes or intents
above recited, knowing that any part of the signatures to such petition or recommendation has been
signed thereto without the consent of the alleged signers, or that names of any dead or fictitious
persons are signed thereto, he shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be punished in like manner.
(1883, c. 275; Code, s. 1034; Rev., s. 3426; C.S., s. 4297; 1979, c. 760, s. 5; 1979, 2nd Sess., c.
1316, s. 47; 1981, c. 63, s. 1; c. 179, s. 14.)
§ 14-124. Forging certificate of corporate stock and uttering forged certificates.
If any officer or agent of a corporation shall, falsely and with a fraudulent purpose, make, with
the intent that the same shall be issued and delivered to any other person by name or as holder or
bearer thereof, any certificate or other writing, whereby it is certified or declared that such person,
holder or bearer is entitled to or has an interest in the stock of such corporation, when in fact such
person, holder or bearer is not so entitled, or is not entitled to the amount of stock in such certificate
or writing specified; or if any officer or agent of such corporation, or other person, knowing such
certificate or other writing to be false or untrue, shall transfer, assign or deliver the same to another
person, for the sake of gain, or with the intent to defraud the corporation, or any member thereof,
or such person to whom the same shall be transferred, assigned or delivered, the person so
offending shall be punished as a Class I felon. (R.C., c. 34, s. 62; Code, s. 1032; Rev., s. 3421;
C.S., s. 4298; 1979, c. 760, s. 5; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1316, s. 47; 1981, c. 63, s. 1; c. 179, s. 14.)

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