2015 ORS 165.007¹
Forgery in the second degree

(1) A person commits the crime of forgery in the second degree if, with intent to injure or defraud, the person:

(a) Falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument; or

(b) Utters a written instrument which the person knows to be forged.

(2) Forgery in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §152]

Notes of Decisions

Evidence supported inference that defendant changed name with intent to injure or defraud where name change duplicated that used by an­oth­er in connec­tion with prop­erty interests subject to pending suit. State v. Belva Ray, 36 Or App 367, 584 P2d 362 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Where trial judge found that defendant was practically certain that currency defendant passed was counterfeit, court applied correct legal test for ele­ment of knowledge re­quired for crime of forgery. State v. Weissenfluh, 52 Or App 61, 627 P2d 517 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Evidence was sufficient for trial court to conclude that defendant was aware $100 bill was counterfeit and that defendant had generalized intent to defraud. State v. Weissenfluh, 52 Or App 61, 627 P2d 517 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Where defendant signed his own name to stolen travelers check, he did not falsely make or complete written instru­ment purporting to be authentic crea­tion of ostensible maker or authorized by ostensible maker and did not commit forgery. State v. Blake, 93 Or App 128, 760 P2d 1369 (1988)

Defendant charged with two counts of forgery under this sec­tion for (1) falsely making and completing check and (2) uttering same check, should have received only one con­vic­­tion and sen­tence. State v. Kizer, 308 Or 238, 779 P2d 604 (1989)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Unauthorized manufacture, sale or use of commercial motor vehicle safety inspec­tion decals as forgery, (1981) Vol 42, p 87

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Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 165—Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors165.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 165, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano165.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.