Obtaining Merchandise By Bogus Check

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Obtaining Merchandise by a Bogus Check is a much more serious crime than people think. In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to make, draw, utter or deliver false or bogus checks, drafts or orders.

Punishment for Obtaining Merchandise by Bogus Check in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1541-3

If Multiple Instruments Amount to $1,000 or More – If two or more such instruments are written the total sum of which is $1,000 or more, the defendant is guilty of a felony punishable by ten (10) years imprisonment in the State Penitentiary , and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

If Multiple Instruments Amount to More Than $5,000 but less than $1,000 – If two or more such instruments are written, the total sum of which is more than $500 but less than $1,000, the defendant is guilty of a felony punishable by up to one (1) year incarceration in the county jail or one or more nights or weekends in the county jail as well as a fine of up to $5,000 at the option of the court to be paid as restitution to the victim.

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 61 – Frauds, Cheats, False Pretenses, and False Personations
Section 1541.3 – False or Bogus Checks, Drafts, or Orders – Penalty

A. Any person making, drawing, uttering or delivering two or more false or bogus checks, drafts or orders, as defined by Section 1541.4 of this title, the total sum of which is Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or more, even though each separate instrument is written for less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), all in pursuance of a common scheme or plan to cheat and defraud shall be deemed guilty of a felony and shall be punished as follows:

1. If the total sum of two or more false or bogus checks, drafts or orders is Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or more but less than Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), the person shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed two (2) years or in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment;

2. If the total sum of two or more false or bogus checks, drafts or orders is Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) or more but less than Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00), the person shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed five (5) years or in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment; or

3. If the total sum of two or more false or bogus checks, drafts or orders is Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) or more, the person shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed eight (8) years, or by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

B. If the total sum of two or more false or bogus checks, drafts or orders is Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or more but less than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), the person shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year or, at the discretion of the court, by imprisonment in the county jail for one or more nights or weekends pursuant to Section 991a-2 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall be subject to a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), and ordered to pay restitution to the victim as provided in Section 991f of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

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