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720 ILCS 5/17-4

    (720 ILCS 5/17-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-4)
    Sec. 17-4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-2638. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-5)
    Sec. 17-5. Deceptive collection practices. A collection agency as defined in the Collection Agency Act or any employee of such collection agency commits a deceptive collection practice when, with the intent to collect a debt owed to an individual or a corporation or other entity, he, she, or it does any of the following:
        (a) Represents falsely that he or she is an attorney,
    
a policeman, a sheriff or deputy sheriff, a bailiff, a county clerk or employee of a county clerk's office, or any other person who by statute is authorized to enforce the law or any order of a court.
        (b) While attempting to collect an alleged debt,
    
misrepresents to the alleged debtor or to his or her immediate family the corporate, partnership or proprietary name or other trade or business name under which the debt collector is engaging in debt collections and which he, she, or it is legally authorized to use.
        (c) While attempting to collect an alleged debt, adds
    
to the debt any service charge, interest or penalty which he, she, or it is not entitled by law to add.
        (d) Threatens to ruin, destroy, or otherwise
    
adversely affect an alleged debtor's credit rating unless, at the same time, a disclosure is made in accordance with federal law that the alleged debtor has a right to inspect his or her credit rating.
        (e) Accepts from an alleged debtor a payment which
    
he, she, or it knows is not owed.
    Sentence. The commission of a deceptive collection practice is a Business Offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $3,000.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-5.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-5.5)
    Sec. 17-5.5. Unlawful attempt to collect compensated debt against a crime victim.
    (a) A person or a vendor commits unlawful attempt to collect a compensated debt against a crime victim when, with intent to collect funds for a debt incurred by or on behalf of a crime victim, which debt has been approved for payment by the Court of Claims under the Crime Victims Compensation Act, but the funds are involuntarily withheld from the person or vendor by the Comptroller by virtue of an outstanding obligation owed by the person or vendor to the State under the Uncollected State Claims Act, the person or vendor:
        (1) communicates with, harasses, or intimidates the
    
crime victim for payment;
        (2) contacts or distributes information to affect the
    
compensated crime victim's credit rating as a result of the compensated debt; or
        (3) takes any other action adverse to the crime
    
victim or his or her family on account of the compensated debt.
    (b) Sentence. Unlawful attempt to collect a compensated debt against a crime victim is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) Nothing in this Code prevents the attempt to collect an uncompensated debt or an uncompensated portion of a compensated debt incurred by or on behalf of a crime victim and not covered under the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
    (d) As used in this Section, "crime victim" means a victim of a violent crime or applicant as defined in the Crime Victims Compensation Act. "Compensated debt" means a debt incurred by or on behalf of a crime victim and approved for payment by the Court of Claims under the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-5.7

    (720 ILCS 5/17-5.7)
    Sec. 17-5.7. Deceptive advertising.
    (a) Any person, firm, corporation or association or agent or employee thereof, who, with intent to sell, purchase, or in any wise dispose of, or to contract with reference to merchandise, securities, real estate, service, employment, money, credit or anything offered by such person, firm, corporation or association, or agent or employee thereof, directly or indirectly, to the public for sale, purchase, loan, distribution, or the hire of personal services, or with intent to increase the consumption of or to contract with reference to any merchandise, real estate, securities, money, credit, loan, service or employment, or to induce the public in any manner to enter into any obligation relating thereto, or to acquire title thereto, or an interest therein, or to make any loan, makes, publishes, disseminates, circulates, or places before the public, or causes, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated, or placed before the public, in this State, in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication, or in the form of a book, notice, handbill, poster, sign, bill, circular, pamphlet, letter, placard, card, label, or over any radio or television station, or in any other way similar or dissimilar to the foregoing, an advertisement, announcement, or statement of any sort regarding merchandise, securities, real estate, money, credit, service, employment, or anything so offered for use, purchase, loan or sale, or the interest, terms or conditions upon which such loan will be made to the public, which advertisement contains any assertion, representation or statement of fact which is untrue, misleading or deceptive, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (b) Any person, firm or corporation offering for sale merchandise, commodities or service by making, publishing, disseminating, circulating or placing before the public within this State in any manner an advertisement of merchandise, commodities, or service, with the intent, design or purpose not to sell the merchandise, commodities, or service so advertised at the price stated therein, or otherwise communicated, or with intent not to sell the merchandise, commodities, or service so advertised, may be enjoined from such advertising upon application for injunctive relief by the State's Attorney or Attorney General, and shall also be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) Any person, firm or corporation who makes, publishes, disseminates, circulates or places before the public, or causes, directly or indirectly to be made, published, disseminated, circulated or placed before the public, in this State, in a newspaper, magazine or other publication published in this State, or in the form of a book, notice, handbill, poster, sign, bill, circular, pamphlet, letter, placard, card, or label distributed in this State, or over any radio or television station located in this State or in any other way in this State similar or dissimilar to the foregoing, an advertisement, announcement, statement or representation of any kind to the public relating to the sale, offering for sale, purchase, use or lease of any real estate in a subdivision located outside the State of Illinois may be enjoined from such activity upon application for injunctive relief by the State's Attorney or Attorney General and shall also be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor unless such advertisement, announcement, statement or representation contains or is accompanied by a clear, concise statement of the proximity of such real estate in common units of measurement to public schools, public highways, fresh water supply, public sewers, electric power, stores and shops, and telephone service or contains a statement that one or more of such facilities are not readily available, and name those not available.
    (d) Subsections (a), (b), and (c) do not apply to any medium for the printing, publishing, or disseminating of advertising, or any owner, agent or employee thereof, nor to any advertising agency or owner, agent or employee thereof, nor to any radio or television station, or owner, agent, or employee thereof, for printing, publishing, or disseminating, or causing to be printed, published, or disseminated, such advertisement in good faith and without knowledge of the deceptive character thereof.
    (e) No person, firm or corporation owning or operating a service station shall advertise or hold out or state to the public the per gallon price of gasoline, upon any sign on the premises of such station, unless such price includes all taxes, and unless the price, as so advertised, corresponds with the price appearing on the pump from which such gasoline is dispensed. Also, the identity of the product must be included with the price in any such advertisement, holding out or statement to the public. Any person who violates this subsection (e) shall be guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 10

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 10 heading)
SUBDIVISION 10. FRAUD ON A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-6

    (720 ILCS 5/17-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-6)
    Sec. 17-6. State benefits fraud.
    (a) A person commits State benefits fraud when he or she obtains or attempts to obtain money or benefits from the State of Illinois, from any political subdivision thereof, or from any program funded or administered in whole or in part by the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof through the knowing use of false identification documents or through the knowing misrepresentation of his or her age, place of residence, number of dependents, marital or family status, employment status, financial status, or any other material fact upon which his eligibility for or degree of participation in any benefit program might be based.
    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of State law to the contrary, every application or other document submitted to an agency or department of the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof to establish or determine eligibility for money or benefits from the State of Illinois or from any political subdivision thereof, or from any program funded or administered in whole or in part by the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof, shall be made available upon request to any law enforcement agency for use in the investigation or prosecution of State benefits fraud or for use in the investigation or prosecution of any other crime arising out of the same transaction or occurrence. Except as otherwise permitted by law, information disclosed pursuant to this subsection shall be used and disclosed only for the purposes provided herein. The provisions of this Section shall be operative only to the extent that they do not conflict with any federal law or regulation governing federal grants to this State.
    (c) Any employee of the State of Illinois or any agency or political subdivision thereof may seize as evidence any false or fraudulent document presented to him or her in connection with an application for or receipt of money or benefits from the State of Illinois, from any political subdivision thereof, or from any program funded or administered in whole or in part by the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof.
    (d) Sentence.
    (1) State benefits fraud is a Class 4 felony except when more than $300 is obtained, in which case State benefits fraud is a Class 3 felony.
    (2) If a person knowingly misrepresents oneself as a veteran or as a dependent of a veteran with the intent of obtaining benefits or privileges provided by the State or its political subdivisions to veterans or their dependents, then State benefits fraud is a Class 3 felony when $300 or less is obtained and a Class 2 felony when more than $300 is obtained. For the purposes of this paragraph (2), benefits and privileges include, but are not limited to, those benefits and privileges available under the Veterans' Employment Act, the Viet Nam Veterans Compensation Act, the Prisoner of War Bonus Act, the War Bonus Extension Act, the Military Veterans Assistance Act, the Veterans' Employment Representative Act, the Veterans Preference Act, Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Service Member's Tenure Act, the Housing for Veterans with Disabilities Act, the Under Age Veterans Benefits Act, the Survivors Compensation Act, the Children of Deceased Veterans Act, the Veterans Burial Places Act, the Higher Education Student Assistance Act, or any other loans, assistance in employment, monetary payments, or tax exemptions offered by the State or its political subdivisions for veterans or their dependents.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-1101, eff. 1-1-19.)

720 ILCS 5/17-6.3

    (720 ILCS 5/17-6.3)
    Sec. 17-6.3. WIC fraud.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health or Department of Human Services shall be referred to as "WIC".
    (b) A person commits WIC fraud if he or she knowingly (i) uses, acquires, possesses, or transfers WIC Food Instruments or authorizations to participate in WIC in any manner not authorized by law or the rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health or Department of Human Services or (ii) uses, acquires, possesses, or transfers altered WIC Food Instruments or authorizations to participate in WIC.
    (c) Administrative malfeasance.
        (1) A person commits administrative malfeasance if he
    
or she knowingly or recklessly misappropriates, misuses, or unlawfully withholds or converts to his or her own use or to the use of another any public funds made available for WIC.
        (2) An official or employee of the State or a unit of
    
local government who knowingly aids, abets, assists, or participates in a known violation of this Section is subject to disciplinary proceedings under the rules of the applicable State agency or unit of local government.
    (d) Unauthorized possession of identification document. A person commits unauthorized possession of an identification document if he or she knowingly possesses, with intent to commit a misdemeanor or felony, another person's identification document issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health or Department of Human Services. For purposes of this Section, "identification document" includes, but is not limited to, an authorization to participate in WIC or a card or other document that identifies a person as being entitled to WIC benefits.
    (e) Penalties.
        (1) If an individual, firm, corporation, association,
    
agency, institution, or other legal entity is found by a court to have engaged in an act, practice, or course of conduct declared unlawful under subsection (a), (b), or (c) of this Section and:
            (A) the total amount of money involved in the
        
violation, including the monetary value of the WIC Food Instruments and the value of commodities, is less than $150, the violation is a Class A misdemeanor; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony;
            (B) the total amount of money involved in the
        
violation, including the monetary value of the WIC Food Instruments and the value of commodities, is $150 or more but less than $1,000, the violation is a Class 4 felony; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 3 felony;
            (C) the total amount of money involved in the
        
violation, including the monetary value of the WIC Food Instruments and the value of commodities, is $1,000 or more but less than $5,000, the violation is a Class 3 felony; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 2 felony;
            (D) the total amount of money involved in the
        
violation, including the monetary value of the WIC Food Instruments and the value of commodities, is $5,000 or more but less than $10,000, the violation is a Class 2 felony; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 1 felony; or
            (E) the total amount of money involved in the
        
violation, including the monetary value of the WIC Food Instruments and the value of commodities, is $10,000 or more, the violation is a Class 1 felony and the defendant shall be permanently ineligible to participate in WIC.
        (2) A violation of subsection (d) is a Class 4 felony.
        (3) The State's Attorney of the county in which the
    
violation of this Section occurred or the Attorney General shall bring actions arising under this Section in the name of the People of the State of Illinois.
        (4) For purposes of determining the classification of
    
an offense under this subsection (e), all of the money received as a result of the unlawful act, practice, or course of conduct, including the value of any WIC Food Instruments and the value of commodities, shall be aggregated.
    (f) Seizure and forfeiture of property.
        (1) A person who commits a felony violation of this
    
Section is subject to the property forfeiture provisions set forth in Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
        (2) Property subject to forfeiture under this
    
subsection (f) may be seized by the Director of State Police or any local law enforcement agency upon process or seizure warrant issued by any court having jurisdiction over the property. The Director or a local law enforcement agency may seize property under this subsection (f) without process under any of the following circumstances:
            (A) If the seizure is incident to inspection
        
under an administrative inspection warrant.
            (B) If the property subject to seizure has been
        
the subject of a prior judgment in favor of the State in a criminal proceeding or in an injunction or forfeiture proceeding under Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
            (C) If there is probable cause to believe that
        
the property is directly or indirectly dangerous to health or safety.
            (D) If there is probable cause to believe that
        
the property is subject to forfeiture under this subsection (f) and Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 and the property is seized under circumstances in which a warrantless seizure or arrest would be reasonable.
            (E) In accordance with the Code of Criminal
        
Procedure of 1963.
    (g) Future participation as WIC vendor. A person who has been convicted of a felony violation of this Section is prohibited from participating as a WIC vendor for a minimum period of 3 years following conviction and until the total amount of money involved in the violation, including the value of WIC Food Instruments and the value of commodities, is repaid to WIC. This prohibition shall extend to any person with management responsibility in a firm, corporation, association, agency, institution, or other legal entity that has been convicted of a violation of this Section and to an officer or person owning, directly or indirectly, 5% or more of the shares of stock or other evidences of ownership in a corporate vendor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-6.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-6.5)
    Sec. 17-6.5. Persons under deportation order; ineligibility for benefits.
    (a) An individual against whom a United States Immigration Judge has issued an order of deportation which has been affirmed by the Board of Immigration Review, as well as an individual who appeals such an order pending appeal, under paragraph 19 of Section 241(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to persecution of others on account of race, religion, national origin or political opinion under the direction of or in association with the Nazi government of Germany or its allies, shall be ineligible for the following benefits authorized by State law:
        (1) The homestead exemptions and homestead
    
improvement exemption under Sections 15-170, 15-175, 15-176, and 15-180 of the Property Tax Code.
        (2) Grants under the Senior Citizens and Persons with
    
Disabilities Property Tax Relief Act.
        (3) The double income tax exemption conferred upon
    
persons 65 years of age or older by Section 204 of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
        (4) Grants provided by the Department on Aging.
        (5) Reductions in vehicle registration fees under
    
Section 3-806.3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        (6) Free fishing and reduced fishing license fees
    
under Sections 20-5 and 20-40 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code.
        (7) Tuition free courses for senior citizens under
    
the Senior Citizen Courses Act.
        (8) Any benefits under the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (b) If a person has been found by a court to have knowingly received benefits in violation of subsection (a) and:
        (1) the total monetary value of the benefits
    
received is less than $150, the person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony;
        (2) the total monetary value of the benefits
    
received is $150 or more but less than $1,000, the person is guilty of a Class 4 felony; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 3 felony;
        (3) the total monetary value of the benefits
    
received is $1,000 or more but less than $5,000, the person is guilty of a Class 3 felony; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 2 felony;
        (4) the total monetary value of the benefits
    
received is $5,000 or more but less than $10,000, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony; a second or subsequent violation is a Class 1 felony; or
        (5) the total monetary value of the benefits
    
received is $10,000 or more, the person is guilty of a Class 1 felony.
    (c) For purposes of determining the classification of an offense under this Section, all of the monetary value of the benefits received as a result of the unlawful act, practice, or course of conduct may be accumulated.
    (d) Any grants awarded to persons described in subsection (a) may be recovered by the State of Illinois in a civil action commenced by the Attorney General in the circuit court of Sangamon County or the State's Attorney of the county of residence of the person described in subsection (a).
    (e) An individual described in subsection (a) who has been deported shall be restored to any benefits which that individual has been denied under State law pursuant to subsection (a) if (i) the Attorney General of the United States has issued an order cancelling deportation and has adjusted the status of the individual to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States or (ii) the country to which the individual has been deported adjudicates or exonerates the individual in a judicial or administrative proceeding as not being guilty of the persecution of others on account of race, religion, national origin, or political opinion under the direction of or in association with the Nazi government of Germany or its allies.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

720 ILCS 5/17-7

    (720 ILCS 5/17-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-7)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 17-60 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 17-7. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 83-808. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-8

    (720 ILCS 5/17-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-8)
    Sec. 17-8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-418. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-8.3

    (720 ILCS 5/17-8.3) (was 720 ILCS 5/17-22)
    Sec. 17-8.3. False information on an application for employment with certain public or private agencies; use of false academic degree.
    (a) It is unlawful for an applicant for employment with a public or private agency that provides State funded services to persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities to knowingly furnish false information regarding professional certification, licensing, criminal background, or employment history for the 5 years immediately preceding the date of application on an application for employment with the agency if the position of employment requires or provides opportunity for contact with persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities.
    (b) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly use a false academic degree for the purpose of obtaining employment or admission to an institution of higher learning or admission to an advanced degree program at an institution of higher learning or for the purpose of obtaining a promotion or higher compensation in employment.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-8.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-8.5)
    Sec. 17-8.5. Fraud on a governmental entity.
    (a) Fraud on a governmental entity. A person commits fraud on a governmental entity when he or she knowingly obtains, attempts to obtain, or causes to be obtained, by deception, control over the property of any governmental entity by the making of a false claim of bodily injury or of damage to or loss or theft of property or by causing a false claim of bodily injury or of damage to or loss or theft of property to be made against the governmental entity, intending to deprive the governmental entity permanently of the use and benefit of that property.
    (b) Aggravated fraud on a governmental entity. A person commits aggravated fraud on a governmental entity when he or she commits fraud on a governmental entity 3 or more times within an 18-month period arising out of separate incidents or transactions.
    (c) Conspiracy to commit fraud on a governmental entity. If aggravated fraud on a governmental entity forms the basis for a charge of conspiracy under Section 8-2 of this Code against a person, the person or persons with whom the accused is alleged to have agreed to commit the 3 or more violations of this Section need not be the same person or persons for each violation, as long as the accused was a part of the common scheme or plan to engage in each of the 3 or more alleged violations.
    (d) Organizer of an aggravated fraud on a governmental entity conspiracy. A person commits being an organizer of an aggravated fraud on a governmental entity conspiracy if aggravated fraud on a governmental entity forms the basis for a charge of conspiracy under Section 8-2 of this Code and the person occupies a position of organizer, supervisor, financer, or other position of management within the conspiracy.
    For the purposes of this Section, the person or persons with whom the accused is alleged to have agreed to commit the 3 or more violations of subdivision (a)(1) of Section 17-10.5 or subsection (a) of Section 17-8.5 of this Code need not be the same person or persons for each violation, as long as the accused occupied a position of organizer, supervisor, financer, or other position of management in each of the 3 or more alleged violations.
    Notwithstanding Section 8-5 of this Code, a person may be convicted and sentenced both for the offense of being an organizer of an aggravated fraud conspiracy and for any other offense that is the object of the conspiracy.
    (e) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of subsection (a) in which the value
    
of the property obtained or attempted to be obtained is $300 or less is a Class A misdemeanor.
        (2) A violation of subsection (a) in which the value
    
of the property obtained or attempted to be obtained is more than $300 but not more than $10,000 is a Class 3 felony.
        (3) A violation of subsection (a) in which the value
    
of the property obtained or attempted to be obtained is more than $10,000 but not more than $100,000 is a Class 2 felony.
        (4) A violation of subsection (a) in which the value
    
of the property obtained or attempted to be obtained is more than $100,000 is a Class 1 felony.
        (5) A violation of subsection (b) is a Class 1
    
felony, regardless of the value of the property obtained, attempted to be obtained, or caused to be obtained.
        (6) The offense of being an organizer of an
    
aggravated fraud conspiracy is a Class X felony.
        (7) Notwithstanding Section 8-5 of this Code, a
    
person may be convicted and sentenced both for the offense of conspiracy to commit fraud and for any other offense that is the object of the conspiracy.
    (f) Civil damages for fraud on a governmental entity. A person who knowingly obtains, attempts to obtain, or causes to be obtained, by deception, control over the property of a governmental entity by the making of a false claim of bodily injury or of damage to or loss or theft of property, intending to deprive the governmental entity permanently of the use and benefit of that property, shall be civilly liable to the governmental entity that paid the claim or against whom the claim was made or to the subrogee of the governmental entity in an amount equal to either 3 times the value of the property wrongfully obtained or, if property was not wrongfully obtained, twice the value of the property attempted to be obtained, whichever amount is greater, plus reasonable attorney's fees.
    (g) Determination of property value. For the purposes of this Section, if the exact value of the property attempted to be obtained is either not alleged by the claimant or not otherwise specifically set, the value of the property shall be the fair market replacement value of the property claimed to be lost, the reasonable costs of reimbursing a vendor or other claimant for services to be rendered, or both.
    (h) Actions by State licensing agencies.
        (1) All State licensing agencies, the Illinois State
    
Police, and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall coordinate enforcement efforts relating to acts of fraud on a governmental entity.
        (2) If a person who is licensed or registered under
    
the laws of the State of Illinois to engage in a business or profession is convicted of or pleads guilty to engaging in an act of fraud on a governmental entity, the Illinois State Police must forward to each State agency by which the person is licensed or registered a copy of the conviction or plea and all supporting evidence.
        (3) Any agency that receives information under this
    
Section shall, not later than 6 months after the date on which it receives the information, publicly report the final action taken against the convicted person, including but not limited to the revocation or suspension of the license or any other disciplinary action taken.
    (i) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, "obtain", "obtains control", "deception", "property", and "permanent deprivation" have the meanings ascribed to those terms in Article 15 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)