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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17 heading)
ARTICLE 17. DECEPTION AND FRAUD
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 1

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 1 heading)
SUBDIVISION 1. GENERAL DEFINITIONS
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-0.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-0.5)
    Sec. 17-0.5. Definitions. In this Article:
    "Altered credit card or debit card" means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card or debit card, which has been changed in any respect by addition or deletion of any material, except for the signature by the person to whom the card is issued.
    "Cardholder" means the person or organization named on the face of a credit card or debit card to whom or for whose benefit the credit card or debit card is issued by an issuer.
    "Computer" means a device that accepts, processes, stores, retrieves, or outputs data and includes, but is not limited to, auxiliary storage and telecommunications devices connected to computers.
    "Computer network" means a set of related, remotely connected devices and any communications facilities including more than one computer with the capability to transmit data between them through the communications facilities.
    "Computer program" or "program" means a series of coded instructions or statements in a form acceptable to a computer which causes the computer to process data and supply the results of the data processing.
    "Computer services" means computer time or services, including data processing services, Internet services, electronic mail services, electronic message services, or information or data stored in connection therewith.
    "Counterfeit" means to manufacture, produce or create, by any means, a credit card or debit card without the purported issuer's consent or authorization.
    "Credit card" means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, charge plate or any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value on credit or in consideration or an undertaking or guaranty by the issuer of the payment of a check drawn by the cardholder.
    "Data" means a representation in any form of information, knowledge, facts, concepts, or instructions, including program documentation, which is prepared or has been prepared in a formalized manner and is stored or processed in or transmitted by a computer or in a system or network. Data is considered property and may be in any form, including, but not limited to, printouts, magnetic or optical storage media, punch cards, or data stored internally in the memory of the computer.
    "Debit card" means any instrument or device, known by any name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services, and anything else of value, payment of which is made against funds previously deposited by the cardholder. A debit card which also can be used to obtain money, goods, services and anything else of value on credit shall not be considered a debit card when it is being used to obtain money, goods, services or anything else of value on credit.
    "Document" includes, but is not limited to, any document, representation, or image produced manually, electronically, or by computer.
    "Electronic fund transfer terminal" means any machine or device that, when properly activated, will perform any of the following services:
        (1) Dispense money as a debit to the cardholder's
    
account; or
        (2) Print the cardholder's account balances on a
    
statement; or
        (3) Transfer funds between a cardholder's accounts; or
        (4) Accept payments on a cardholder's loan; or
        (5) Dispense cash advances on an open end credit or a
    
revolving charge agreement; or
        (6) Accept deposits to a customer's account; or
        (7) Receive inquiries of verification of checks and
    
dispense information that verifies that funds are available to cover such checks; or
        (8) Cause money to be transferred electronically from
    
a cardholder's account to an account held by any business, firm, retail merchant, corporation, or any other organization.
    "Electronic funds transfer system", hereafter referred to as "EFT System", means that system whereby funds are transferred electronically from a cardholder's account to any other account.
    "Electronic mail service provider" means any person who (i) is an intermediary in sending or receiving electronic mail and (ii) provides to end-users of electronic mail services the ability to send or receive electronic mail.
    "Expired credit card or debit card" means a credit card or debit card which is no longer valid because the term on it has elapsed.
    "False academic degree" means a certificate, diploma, transcript, or other document purporting to be issued by an institution of higher learning or purporting to indicate that a person has completed an organized academic program of study at an institution of higher learning when the person has not completed the organized academic program of study indicated on the certificate, diploma, transcript, or other document.
    "False claim" means any statement made to any insurer, purported insurer, servicing corporation, insurance broker, or insurance agent, or any agent or employee of one of those entities, and made as part of, or in support of, a claim for payment or other benefit under a policy of insurance, or as part of, or in support of, an application for the issuance of, or the rating of, any insurance policy, when the statement does any of the following:
        (1) Contains any false, incomplete, or misleading
    
information concerning any fact or thing material to the claim.
        (2) Conceals (i) the occurrence of an event that is
    
material to any person's initial or continued right or entitlement to any insurance benefit or payment or (ii) the amount of any benefit or payment to which the person is entitled.
    "Financial institution" means any bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or other depository of money or medium of savings and collective investment.
    "Governmental entity" means: each officer, board, commission, and agency created by the Constitution, whether in the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of State government; each officer, department, board, commission, agency, institution, authority, university, and body politic and corporate of the State; each administrative unit or corporate outgrowth of State government that is created by or pursuant to statute, including units of local government and their officers, school districts, and boards of election commissioners; and each administrative unit or corporate outgrowth of the foregoing items and as may be created by executive order of the Governor.
    "Incomplete credit card or debit card" means a credit card or debit card which is missing part of the matter other than the signature of the cardholder which an issuer requires to appear on the credit card or debit card before it can be used by a cardholder, and this includes credit cards or debit cards which have not been stamped, embossed, imprinted or written on.
    "Institution of higher learning" means a public or private college, university, or community college located in the State of Illinois that is authorized by the Board of Higher Education or the Illinois Community College Board to issue post-secondary degrees, or a public or private college, university, or community college located anywhere in the United States that is or has been legally constituted to offer degrees and instruction in its state of origin or incorporation.
    "Insurance company" means "company" as defined under Section 2 of the Illinois Insurance Code.
    "Issuer" means the business organization or financial institution which issues a credit card or debit card, or its duly authorized agent.
    "Merchant" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16-0.1 of this Code.
    "Person" means any individual, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association or any other entity.
    "Receives" or "receiving" means acquiring possession or control.
    "Record of charge form" means any document submitted or intended to be submitted to an issuer as evidence of a credit transaction for which the issuer has agreed to reimburse persons providing money, goods, property, services or other things of value.
    "Revoked credit card or debit card" means a credit card or debit card which is no longer valid because permission to use it has been suspended or terminated by the issuer.
    "Sale" means any delivery for value.
    "Scheme or artifice to defraud" includes a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right to honest services.
    "Self-insured entity" means any person, business, partnership, corporation, or organization that sets aside funds to meet his, her, or its losses or to absorb fluctuations in the amount of loss, the losses being charged against the funds set aside or accumulated.
    "Social networking website" means an Internet website containing profile web pages of the members of the website that include the names or nicknames of such members, photographs placed on the profile web pages by such members, or any other personal or personally identifying information about such members and links to other profile web pages on social networking websites of friends or associates of such members that can be accessed by other members or visitors to the website. A social networking website provides members of or visitors to such website the ability to leave messages or comments on the profile web page that are visible to all or some visitors to the profile web page and may also include a form of electronic mail for members of the social networking website.
    "Statement" means any assertion, oral, written, or otherwise, and includes, but is not limited to: any notice, letter, or memorandum; proof of loss; bill of lading; receipt for payment; invoice, account, or other financial statement; estimate of property damage; bill for services; diagnosis or prognosis; prescription; hospital, medical, or dental chart or other record, x-ray, photograph, videotape, or movie film; test result; other evidence of loss, injury, or expense; computer-generated document; and data in any form.
    "Universal Price Code Label" means a unique symbol that consists of a machine-readable code and human-readable numbers.
    "With intent to defraud" means to act knowingly, and with the specific intent to deceive or cheat, for the purpose of causing financial loss to another or bringing some financial gain to oneself, regardless of whether any person was actually defrauded or deceived. This includes an intent to cause another to assume, create, transfer, alter, or terminate any right, obligation, or power with reference to any person or property.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-597, eff. 1-1-12.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 5

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

720 ILCS 5/17-1

    (720 ILCS 5/17-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-1)
    Sec. 17-1. Deceptive practices.
 
(A) General deception.
    A person commits a deceptive practice when, with intent to defraud, the person does any of the following:
        (1) He or she knowingly causes another, by deception
    
or threat, to execute a document disposing of property or a document by which a pecuniary obligation is incurred.
        (2) Being an officer, manager or other person
    
participating in the direction of a financial institution, he or she knowingly receives or permits the receipt of a deposit or other investment, knowing that the institution is insolvent.
        (3) He or she knowingly makes a false or deceptive
    
statement addressed to the public for the purpose of promoting the sale of property or services.

 
(B) Bad checks.
    A person commits a deceptive practice when:
        (1) With intent to obtain control over property or to
    
pay for property, labor or services of another, or in satisfaction of an obligation for payment of tax under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or any other tax due to the State of Illinois, he or she issues or delivers a check or other order upon a real or fictitious depository for the payment of money, knowing that it will not be paid by the depository. The trier of fact may infer that the defendant knows that the check or other order will not be paid by the depository and that the defendant has acted with intent to defraud when the defendant fails to have sufficient funds or credit with the depository when the check or other order is issued or delivered, or when such check or other order is presented for payment and dishonored on each of 2 occasions at least 7 days apart. In this paragraph (B)(1), "property" includes rental property (real or personal).
        (2) He or she issues or delivers a check or other
    
order upon a real or fictitious depository in an amount exceeding $150 in payment of an amount owed on any credit transaction for property, labor or services, or in payment of the entire amount owed on any credit transaction for property, labor or services, knowing that it will not be paid by the depository, and thereafter fails to provide funds or credit with the depository in the face amount of the check or order within 7 days of receiving actual notice from the depository or payee of the dishonor of the check or order.

 
(C) Bank-related fraud.
    (1) False statement.
    A person commits false statement bank fraud if he or she, with intent to defraud, makes or causes to be made any false statement in writing in order to obtain an account with a bank or other financial institution, or to obtain credit from a bank or other financial institution, or to obtain services from a currency exchange, knowing such writing to be false, and with the intent that it be relied upon.
    For purposes of this subsection (C), a false statement means any false statement representing identity, address, or employment, or the identity, address, or employment of any person, firm, or corporation.
    (2) Possession of stolen or fraudulently obtained checks.
    A person commits possession of stolen or fraudulently obtained checks when he or she possesses, with the intent to obtain access to funds of another person held in a real or fictitious deposit account at a financial institution, makes a false statement or a misrepresentation to the financial institution, or possesses, transfers, negotiates, or presents for payment a check, draft, or other item purported to direct the financial institution to withdraw or pay funds out of the account holder's deposit account with knowledge that such possession, transfer, negotiation, or presentment is not authorized by the account holder or the issuing financial institution. A person shall be deemed to have been authorized to possess, transfer, negotiate, or present for payment such item if the person was otherwise entitled by law to withdraw or recover funds from the account in question and followed the requisite procedures under the law. If the account holder, upon discovery of the withdrawal or payment, claims that the withdrawal or payment was not authorized, the financial institution may require the account holder to submit an affidavit to that effect on a form satisfactory to the financial institution before the financial institution may be required to credit the account in an amount equal to the amount or amounts that were withdrawn or paid without authorization.
    (3) Possession of implements of check fraud.
    A person commits possession of implements of check fraud when he or she possesses, with the intent to defraud and without the authority of the account holder or financial institution, any check imprinter, signature imprinter, or "certified" stamp.
 
    (D) Sentence.
        (1) The commission of a deceptive practice in
    
violation of this Section, except as otherwise provided by this subsection (D), is a Class A misdemeanor.
        (2) For purposes of paragraphs (A)(1) and (B)(1):
            (a) The commission of a deceptive practice in
        
violation of paragraph (A)(1) or (B)(1), when the value of the property so obtained, in a single transaction or in separate transactions within a 90-day period, exceeds $150, is a Class 4 felony. In the case of a prosecution for separate transactions totaling more than $150 within a 90-day period, those separate transactions shall be alleged in a single charge and prosecuted in a single prosecution.
            (b) The commission of a deceptive practice in
        
violation of paragraph (B)(1) a second or subsequent time is a Class 4 felony.
        (3) For purposes of paragraph (C)(2), a person who,
    
within any 12-month period, violates paragraph (C)(2) with respect to 3 or more checks or orders for the payment of money at the same time or consecutively, each the property of a different account holder or financial institution, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
        (4) For purposes of paragraph (C)(3), a person who
    
within any 12-month period violates paragraph (C)(3) as to possession of 3 or more such devices at the same time or consecutively is guilty of a Class 4 felony.

 
    (E) Civil liability. A person who issues a check or order to a payee in violation of paragraph (B)(1) and who fails to pay the amount of the check or order to the payee within 30 days following either delivery and acceptance by the addressee of a written demand both by certified mail and by first class mail to the person's last known address or attempted delivery of a written demand sent both by certified mail and by first class mail to the person's last known address and the demand by certified mail is returned to the sender with a notation that delivery was refused or unclaimed shall be liable to the payee or a person subrogated to the rights of the payee for, in addition to the amount owing upon such check or order, damages of treble the amount so owing, but in no case less than $100 nor more than $1,500, plus attorney's fees and court costs. An action under this subsection (E) may be brought in small claims court or in any other appropriate court. As part of the written demand required by this subsection (E), the plaintiff shall provide written notice to the defendant of the fact that prior to the hearing of any action under this subsection (E), the defendant may tender to the plaintiff and the plaintiff shall accept, as satisfaction of the claim, an amount of money equal to the sum of the amount of the check and the incurred court costs, including the cost of service of process, and attorney's fees.
(Source: P.A. 96-1432, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-1a

    (720 ILCS 5/17-1a) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-1a)
    Sec. 17-1a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-721, eff. 1-1-99. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-1b

    (720 ILCS 5/17-1b)
    Sec. 17-1b. State's Attorney's bad check diversion program.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Offender" means a person charged with, or for whom probable cause exists to charge the person with, deceptive practices.
    "Pretrial diversion" means the decision of a prosecutor to refer an offender to a diversion program on condition that the criminal charges against the offender will be dismissed after a specified period of time, or the case will not be charged, if the offender successfully completes the program.
    "Restitution" means all amounts payable to a victim of deceptive practices under the bad check diversion program created under this Section, including the amount of the check and any transaction fees payable to a victim as set forth in subsection (g) but does not include amounts recoverable under Section 3-806 of the Uniform Commercial Code and subsection (E) of Section 17-1 of this Code.
    (b) A State's Attorney may create within his or her office a bad check diversion program for offenders who agree to voluntarily participate in the program instead of undergoing prosecution. The program may be conducted by the State's Attorney or by a private entity under contract with the State's Attorney. If the State's Attorney contracts with a private entity to perform any services in operating the program, the entity shall operate under the supervision, direction, and control of the State's Attorney. Any private entity providing services under this Section is not a "collection agency" as that term is defined under the Collection Agency Act.
    (c) If an offender is referred to the State's Attorney, the State's Attorney may determine whether the offender is appropriate for acceptance in the program. The State's Attorney may consider, but shall not be limited to consideration of, the following factors:
        (1) the amount of the check that was drawn or passed;
        (2) prior referrals of the offender to the program;
        (3) whether other charges of deceptive practices are
    
pending against the offender;
        (4) the evidence presented to the State's Attorney
    
regarding the facts and circumstances of the incident;
        (5) the offender's criminal history; and
        (6) the reason the check was dishonored by the
    
financial institution.
    (d) The bad check diversion program may require an offender to do one or more of the following:
        (i) pay for, at his or her own expense, and
    
successfully complete an educational class held by the State's Attorney or a private entity under contract with the State's Attorney;
        (ii) make full restitution for the offense;
        (iii) pay a per-check administrative fee as set forth
    
in this Section.
    (e) If an offender is diverted to the program, the State's Attorney shall agree in writing not to prosecute the offender upon the offender's successful completion of the program conditions. The State's Attorney's agreement to divert the offender shall specify the offenses that will not be prosecuted by identifying the checks involved in the transactions.
    (f) The State's Attorney, or private entity under contract with the State's Attorney, may collect a fee from an offender diverted to the State's Attorney's bad check diversion program. This fee may be deposited in a bank account maintained by the State's Attorney for the purpose of depositing fees and paying the expenses of the program or for use in the enforcement and prosecution of criminal laws. The State's Attorney may require that the fee be paid directly to a private entity that administers the program under a contract with the State's Attorney. The amount of the administrative fees collected by the State's Attorney under the program may not exceed $35 per check. The county board may, however, by ordinance, increase the fees allowed by this Section if the increase is justified by an acceptable cost study showing that the fees allowed by this Section are not sufficient to cover the cost of providing the service.
    (g)  (1) The private entity shall be required to maintain
    
adequate general liability insurance of $1,000,000 per occurrence as well as adequate coverage for potential loss resulting from employee dishonesty. The State's Attorney may require a surety bond payable to the State's Attorney if in the State's Attorney's opinion it is determined that the private entity is not adequately insured or funded.
        (2)  (A) Each private entity that has a contract with
        
the State's Attorney to conduct a bad check diversion program shall at all times maintain a separate bank account in which all moneys received from the offenders participating in the program shall be deposited, referred to as a "trust account", except that negotiable instruments received may be forwarded directly to a victim of the deceptive practice committed by the offender if that procedure is provided for by a writing executed by the victim. Moneys received shall be so deposited within 5 business days after posting to the private entity's books of account. There shall be sufficient funds in the trust account at all times to pay the victims the amount due them.
            (B) The trust account shall be established in a
        
financial institution which is federally or State insured or otherwise secured as defined by rule. If the account is interest bearing, the private entity shall pay to the victim interest earned on funds on deposit after the 60th day.
            (C) Each private entity shall keep on file the
        
name of the financial institution in which each trust account is maintained, the name of each trust account, and the names of the persons authorized to withdraw funds from each account. The private entity, within 30 days of the time of a change of depository or person authorized to make withdrawal, shall update its files to reflect that change. An examination and audit of a private entity's trust accounts may be made by the State's Attorney as the State's Attorney deems appropriate. A trust account financial report shall be submitted annually on forms acceptable to the State's Attorney.
        (3) The State's Attorney may cancel a contract
    
entered into with a private entity under this Section for any one or any combination of the following causes:
            (A) Conviction of the private entity or the
        
principals of the private entity of any crime under the laws of any U.S. jurisdiction which is a felony, a misdemeanor an essential element of which is dishonesty, or of any crime which directly relates to the practice of the profession.
            (B) A determination that the private entity has
        
engaged in conduct prohibited in item (4).
        (4) The State's Attorney may determine whether the
    
private entity has engaged in the following prohibited conduct:
            (A) Using or threatening to use force or violence
        
to cause physical harm to an offender, his or her family, or his or her property.
            (B) Threatening the seizure, attachment, or sale
        
of an offender's property where such action can only be taken pursuant to court order without disclosing that prior court proceedings are required.
            (C) Disclosing or threatening to disclose
        
information adversely affecting an offender's reputation for creditworthiness with knowledge the information is false.
            (D) Initiating or threatening to initiate
        
communication with an offender's employer unless there has been a default of the payment of the obligation for at least 30 days and at least 5 days prior written notice, to the last known address of the offender, of the intention to communicate with the employer has been given to the employee, except as expressly permitted by law or court order.
            (E) Communicating with the offender or any member
        
of the offender's family at such a time of day or night and with such frequency as to constitute harassment of the offender or any member of the offender's family. For purposes of this clause (E) the following conduct shall constitute harassment:
                (i) Communicating with the offender or any
            
member of his or her family at any unusual time or place or a time or place known or which should be known to be inconvenient to the offender. In the absence of knowledge of circumstances to the contrary, a private entity shall assume that the convenient time for communicating with a consumer is after 8 o'clock a.m. and before 9 o'clock p.m. local time at the offender's residence.
                (ii) The threat of publication or publication
            
of a list of offenders who allegedly refuse to pay restitution, except by the State's Attorney.
                (iii) The threat of advertisement or
            
advertisement for sale of any restitution to coerce payment of the restitution.
                (iv) Causing a telephone to ring or engaging
            
any person in telephone conversation repeatedly or continuously with intent to annoy, abuse, or harass any person at the called number.
                (v) Using profane, obscene or abusive
            
language in communicating with an offender, his or her family, or others.
                (vi) Disclosing or threatening to disclose
            
information relating to a offender's case to any other person except the victim and appropriate law enforcement personnel.
                (vii) Disclosing or threatening to disclose
            
information concerning the alleged criminal act which the private entity knows to be reasonably disputed by the offender without disclosing the fact that the offender disputes the accusation.
                (viii) Engaging in any conduct which the
            
State's Attorney finds was intended to cause and did cause mental or physical illness to the offender or his or her family.
                (ix) Attempting or threatening to enforce a
            
right or remedy with knowledge or reason to know that the right or remedy does not exist.
                (x) Except as authorized by the State's
            
Attorney, using any form of communication which simulates legal or judicial process or which gives the appearance of being authorized, issued or approved by a governmental agency or official or by an attorney at law when it is not.
                (xi) Using any badge, uniform, or other
            
indicia of any governmental agency or official, except as authorized by law or by the State's Attorney.
                (xii) Except as authorized by the State's
            
Attorney, conducting business under any name or in any manner which suggests or implies that the private entity is bonded if such private entity is or is a branch of or is affiliated with any governmental agency or court if such private entity is not.
                (xiii) Misrepresenting the amount of the
            
restitution alleged to be owed.
                (xiv) Except as authorized by the State's
            
Attorney, representing that an existing restitution amount may be increased by the addition of attorney's fees, investigation fees, or any other fees or charges when those fees or charges may not legally be added to the existing restitution.
                (xv) Except as authorized by the State's
            
Attorney, representing that the private entity is an attorney at law or an agent for an attorney if the entity is not.
                (xvi) Collecting or attempting to collect any
            
interest or other charge or fee in excess of the actual restitution or claim unless the interest or other charge or fee is expressly authorized by the State's Attorney, who shall determine what constitutes a reasonable collection fee.
                (xvii) Communicating or threatening to
            
communicate with an offender when the private entity is informed in writing by an attorney that the attorney represents the offender concerning the claim, unless authorized by the attorney. If the attorney fails to respond within a reasonable period of time, the private entity may communicate with the offender. The private entity may communicate with the offender when the attorney gives his consent.
                (xviii) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical,
            
or unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
        (5) The State's Attorney shall audit the accounts of
    
the bad check diversion program after notice in writing to the private entity.
        (6) Any information obtained by a private entity that
    
has a contract with the State's Attorney to conduct a bad check diversion program is confidential information between the State's Attorney and the private entity and may not be sold or used for any other purpose but may be shared with other authorized law enforcement agencies as determined by the State's Attorney.
    (h) The State's Attorney, or private entity under contract with the State's Attorney, shall recover, in addition to the face amount of the dishonored check or draft, a transaction fee to defray the costs and expenses incurred by a victim who received a dishonored check that was made or delivered by the offender. The face amount of the dishonored check or draft and the transaction fee shall be paid by the State's Attorney or private entity under contract with the State's Attorney to the victim as restitution for the offense. The amount of the transaction fee must not exceed: $25 if the face amount of the check or draft does not exceed $100; $30 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $100 but does not exceed $250; $35 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $250 but does not exceed $500; $40 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $500 but does not exceed $1,000; and $50 if the face amount of the check or draft is greater than $1,000.
    (i) The offender, if aggrieved by an action of the private entity contracted to operate a bad check diversion program, may submit a grievance to the State's Attorney who may then resolve the grievance. The private entity must give notice to the offender that the grievance procedure is available. The grievance procedure shall be established by the State's Attorney.
(Source: P.A. 95-41, eff. 1-1-08; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-2

    (720 ILCS 5/17-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-2)
    Sec. 17-2. False personation; solicitation.
    (a) False personation; solicitation.
        (1) A person commits a false personation when he or
    
she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be a member or representative of any veterans' or public safety personnel organization or a representative of any charitable organization, or when he or she knowingly exhibits or uses in any manner any decal, badge or insignia of any charitable, public safety personnel, or veterans' organization when not authorized to do so by the charitable, public safety personnel, or veterans' organization. "Public safety personnel organization" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 1 of the Solicitation for Charity Act.
        (2) A person commits a false personation when he or
    
she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be a veteran in seeking employment or public office. In this paragraph, "veteran" means a person who has served in the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of the United States.
        (2.1) A person commits a false personation when he or
    
she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be:
            (A) an active-duty member of the Armed Services
        
or Reserve Forces of the United States or the National Guard or a veteran of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of the United States or the National Guard; and
            (B) obtains money, property, or another tangible
        
benefit through that false representation.
        In this paragraph, "member of the Armed Services or
    
Reserve Forces of the United States" means a member of the United States Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard; and "veteran" means a person who has served in the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of the United States or the National Guard.
        (2.5) A person commits a false personation when he or
    
she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be:
            (A) another actual person and does an act in such
        
assumed character with intent to intimidate, threaten, injure, defraud, or to obtain a benefit from another; or
            (B) a representative of an actual person or
        
organization and does an act in such false capacity with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another.
        (3) No person shall knowingly use the words "Police",
    
"Police Department", "Patrolman", "Sergeant", "Lieutenant", "Peace Officer", "Sheriff's Police", "Sheriff", "Officer", "Law Enforcement", "Trooper", "Deputy", "Deputy Sheriff", "State Police", or any other words to the same effect (i) in the title of any organization, magazine, or other publication without the express approval of the named public safety personnel organization's governing board or (ii) in combination with the name of any state, state agency, public university, or unit of local government without the express written authorization of that state, state agency, public university, or unit of local government.
        (4) No person may knowingly claim or represent that
    
he or she is acting on behalf of any public safety personnel organization when soliciting financial contributions or selling or delivering or offering to sell or deliver any merchandise, goods, services, memberships, or advertisements unless the chief of the police department, fire department, and the corporate or municipal authority thereof, or the sheriff has first entered into a written agreement with the person or with an organization with which the person is affiliated and the agreement permits the activity and specifies and states clearly and fully the purpose for which the proceeds of the solicitation, contribution, or sale will be used.
        (5) No person, when soliciting financial
    
contributions or selling or delivering or offering to sell or deliver any merchandise, goods, services, memberships, or advertisements may claim or represent that he or she is representing or acting on behalf of any nongovernmental organization by any name which includes "officer", "peace officer", "police", "law enforcement", "trooper", "sheriff", "deputy", "deputy sheriff", "State police", or any other word or words which would reasonably be understood to imply that the organization is composed of law enforcement personnel unless:
            (A) the person is actually representing or acting
        
on behalf of the nongovernmental organization;
            (B) the nongovernmental organization is
        
controlled by and governed by a membership of and represents a group or association of active duty peace officers, retired peace officers, or injured peace officers; and
            (C) before commencing the solicitation or the
        
sale or the offers to sell any merchandise, goods, services, memberships, or advertisements, a written contract between the soliciting or selling person and the nongovernmental organization, which specifies and states clearly and fully the purposes for which the proceeds of the solicitation, contribution, or sale will be used, has been entered into.
        (6) No person, when soliciting financial
    
contributions or selling or delivering or offering to sell or deliver any merchandise, goods, services, memberships, or advertisements, may knowingly claim or represent that he or she is representing or acting on behalf of any nongovernmental organization by any name which includes the term "fireman", "fire fighter", "paramedic", or any other word or words which would reasonably be understood to imply that the organization is composed of fire fighter or paramedic personnel unless:
            (A) the person is actually representing or acting
        
on behalf of the nongovernmental organization;
            (B) the nongovernmental organization is
        
controlled by and governed by a membership of and represents a group or association of active duty, retired, or injured fire fighters (for the purposes of this Section, "fire fighter" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 2 of the Illinois Fire Protection Training Act) or active duty, retired, or injured emergency medical technicians - ambulance, emergency medical technicians - intermediate, emergency medical technicians - paramedic, ambulance drivers, or other medical assistance or first aid personnel; and
            (C) before commencing the solicitation or the
        
sale or delivery or the offers to sell or deliver any merchandise, goods, services, memberships, or advertisements, the soliciting or selling person and the nongovernmental organization have entered into a written contract that specifies and states clearly and fully the purposes for which the proceeds of the solicitation, contribution, or sale will be used.
        (7) No person may knowingly claim or represent that
    
he or she is an airman, airline employee, airport employee, or contractor at an airport in order to obtain the uniform, identification card, license, or other identification paraphernalia of an airman, airline employee, airport employee, or contractor at an airport.
        (8) No person, firm, copartnership, or corporation
    
(except corporations organized and doing business under the Pawners Societies Act) shall knowingly use a name that contains in it the words "Pawners' Society".
    (b) False personation; public officials and employees. A person commits a false personation if he or she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be any of the following:
        (1) An attorney authorized to practice law for
    
purposes of compensation or consideration. This paragraph (b)(1) does not apply to a person who unintentionally fails to pay attorney registration fees established by Supreme Court Rule.
        (2) A public officer or a public employee or an
    
official or employee of the federal government.
        (2.3) A public officer, a public employee, or an
    
official or employee of the federal government, and the false representation is made in furtherance of the commission of felony.
        (2.7) A public officer or a public employee, and the
    
false representation is for the purpose of effectuating identity theft as defined in Section 16-30 of this Code.
        (3) A peace officer.
        (4) A peace officer while carrying a deadly weapon.
        (5) A peace officer in attempting or committing a
    
felony.
        (6) A peace officer in attempting or committing a
    
forcible felony.
        (7) The parent, legal guardian, or other relation of
    
a minor child to any public official, public employee, or elementary or secondary school employee or administrator.
        (7.5) The legal guardian, including any
    
representative of a State or public guardian, of a person with a disability appointed under Article XIa of the Probate Act of 1975.
        (8) A fire fighter.
        (9) A fire fighter while carrying a deadly weapon.
        (10) A fire fighter in attempting or committing a
    
felony.
        (11) An emergency management worker of any
    
jurisdiction in this State.
        (12) An emergency management worker of any
    
jurisdiction in this State in attempting or committing a felony. For the purposes of this subsection (b), "emergency management worker" has the meaning provided under Section 2-6.6 of this Code.
    (b-5) The trier of fact may infer that a person falsely represents himself or herself to be a public officer or a public employee or an official or employee of the federal government if the person:
        (1) wears or displays without authority any uniform,
    
badge, insignia, or facsimile thereof by which a public officer or public employee or official or employee of the federal government is lawfully distinguished; or
        (2) falsely expresses by word or action that he or
    
she is a public officer or public employee or official or employee of the federal government and is acting with approval or authority of a public agency or department.
    (c) Fraudulent advertisement of a corporate name.
        (1) A company, association, or individual commits
    
fraudulent advertisement of a corporate name if he, she, or it, not being incorporated, puts forth a sign or advertisement and assumes, for the purpose of soliciting business, a corporate name.
        (2) Nothing contained in this subsection (c)
    
prohibits a corporation, company, association, or person from using a divisional designation or trade name in conjunction with its corporate name or assumed name under Section 4.05 of the Business Corporation Act of 1983 or, if it is a member of a partnership or joint venture, from doing partnership or joint venture business under the partnership or joint venture name. The name under which the joint venture or partnership does business may differ from the names of the members. Business may not be conducted or transacted under that joint venture or partnership name, however, unless all provisions of the Assumed Business Name Act have been complied with. Nothing in this subsection (c) permits a foreign corporation to do business in this State without complying with all Illinois laws regulating the doing of business by foreign corporations. No foreign corporation may conduct or transact business in this State as a member of a partnership or joint venture that violates any Illinois law regulating or pertaining to the doing of business by foreign corporations in Illinois.
        (3) The provisions of this subsection (c) do not
    
apply to limited partnerships formed under the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act or under the Uniform Limited Partnership Act (2001).
    (d) False law enforcement badges.
        (1) A person commits false law enforcement badges if
    
he or she knowingly produces, sells, or distributes a law enforcement badge without the express written consent of the law enforcement agency represented on the badge or, in case of a reorganized or defunct law enforcement agency, its successor law enforcement agency.
        (2) It is a defense to false law enforcement badges
    
that the law enforcement badge is used or is intended to be used exclusively: (i) as a memento or in a collection or exhibit; (ii) for decorative purposes; or (iii) for a dramatic presentation, such as a theatrical, film, or television production.
    (e) False medals.
        (1) A person commits a false personation if he or she
    
knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be a recipient of, or wears on his or her person, any of the following medals if that medal was not awarded to that person by the United States Government, irrespective of branch of service: The Congressional Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Service Cross, The Navy Cross, The Air Force Cross, The Silver Star, The Bronze Star, or the Purple Heart.
        (2) It is a defense to a prosecution under paragraph
    
(e)(1) that the medal is used, or is intended to be used, exclusively:
            (A) for a dramatic presentation, such as a
        
theatrical, film, or television production, or a historical re-enactment; or
            (B) for a costume worn, or intended to be worn,
        
by a person under 18 years of age.
    (f) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of paragraph (a)(8) is a petty
    
offense subject to a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $100, and the person, firm, copartnership, or corporation commits an additional petty offense for each day he, she, or it continues to commit the violation. A violation of paragraph (c)(1) is a petty offense, and the company, association, or person commits an additional petty offense for each day he, she, or it continues to commit the violation. A violation of paragraph (a)(2.1) or subsection (e) is a petty offense for which the offender shall be fined at least $100 and not more than $200.
        (2) A violation of paragraph (a)(1), (a)(3), or
    
(b)(7.5) is a Class C misdemeanor.
        (3) A violation of paragraph (a)(2), (a)(2.5),
    
(a)(7), (b)(2), or (b)(7) or subsection (d) is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (d) is a Class 3 felony.
        (4) A violation of paragraph (a)(4), (a)(5), (a)(6),
    
(b)(1), (b)(2.3), (b)(2.7), (b)(3), (b)(8), or (b)(11) is a Class 4 felony.
        (5) A violation of paragraph (b)(4), (b)(9), or
    
(b)(12) is a Class 3 felony.
        (6) A violation of paragraph (b)(5) or (b)(10) is a
    
Class 2 felony.
        (7) A violation of paragraph (b)(6) is a Class 1
    
felony.
    (g) A violation of subsection (a)(1) through (a)(7) or subsection (e) of this Section may be accomplished in person or by any means of communication, including but not limited to the use of an Internet website or any form of electronic communication.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-561, eff. 7-15-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

720 ILCS 5/17-2.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-2.5)
    Sec. 17-2.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-239, eff. 7-22-03. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-3

    (720 ILCS 5/17-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-3)
    Sec. 17-3. Forgery.
    (a) A person commits forgery when, with intent to defraud, he or she knowingly:
        (1) makes a false document or alters any document to
    
make it false and that document is apparently capable of defrauding another; or
        (2) issues or delivers such document knowing it to
    
have been thus made or altered; or
        (3) possesses, with intent to issue or deliver, any
    
such document knowing it to have been thus made or altered; or
        (4) unlawfully uses the digital signature, as defined
    
in the Financial Institutions Electronic Documents and Digital Signature Act, of another; or
        (5) unlawfully uses the signature device of another
    
to create an electronic signature of that other person, as those terms are defined in the Electronic Commerce Security Act.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) A document apparently capable of defrauding another includes, but is not limited to, one by which any right, obligation or power with reference to any person or property may be created, transferred, altered or terminated. A document includes any record or electronic record as those terms are defined in the Electronic Commerce Security Act. For purposes of this Section, a document also includes a Universal Price Code Label or coin.
    (c-5) For purposes of this Section, "false document" or "document that is false" includes, but is not limited to, a document whose contents are false in some material way, or that purports to have been made by another or at another time, or with different provisions, or by authority of one who did not give such authority.
    (d) Sentence.
        (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3),
    
forgery is a Class 3 felony.
        (2) Forgery is a Class 4 felony when only one
    
Universal Price Code Label is forged.
        (3) Forgery is a Class A misdemeanor when an academic
    
degree or coin is forged.
    (e) It is not a violation of this Section if a false academic degree explicitly states "for novelty purposes only".
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-231, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/17-3.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-3.5)
    Sec. 17-3.5. Deceptive sale of gold or silver.
    (a) Whoever makes for sale, or sells, or offers to sell or dispose of, or has in his or her possession with intent to sell or dispose of, any article or articles construed in whole or in part, of gold or any alloy or imitation thereof, having thereon or on any box, package, cover, wrapper or other thing enclosing or encasing such article or articles for sale, any stamp, brand, engraving, printed label, trade mark, imprint or other mark, indicating or designed, or intended to indicate, that the gold, alloy or imitation thereof, in such article or articles, is different from or better than the actual kind and quality of such gold, alloy or imitation, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 nor more than $100.
    (b) Whoever makes for sale, sells or offers to sell or dispose of or has in his or her possession, with intent to sell or dispose of, any article or articles constructed in whole or in part of silver or any alloy or imitation thereof, having thereon--or on any box, package, cover, wrapper or other thing enclosing or encasing such article or articles for sale--any stamp, brand, engraving, printed label, trademark, imprint or other mark, containing the words "sterling" or "sterling silver," referring, or designed or intended to refer, to the silver, alloy or imitation thereof in such article or articles, when such silver, alloy or imitation thereof shall contain less than nine hundred and twenty-five one-thousandths thereof of pure silver, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 nor more than $100.
    (c) Whoever makes for sale, sells or offers to sell or dispose of or has in his or her possession, with intent to sell or dispose of, any article or articles constructed in whole or in part of silver or any alloy or imitation thereof, having thereon--or on any box, package, cover, wrapper or other thing enclosing or encasing such article or articles for sale--any stamp, brand, engraving, printed label, trademark, imprint, or other mark, containing the words "coin" or "coin silver," referring to or designed or intended to refer to, the silver, alloy or imitation thereof, in such article or articles, when such silver, alloy or imitation shall contain less than nine-tenths thereof pure silver, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 and not more than $100.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

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, the Service Member's Employment 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.)

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.)

720 ILCS 5/17-9

    (720 ILCS 5/17-9) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-9)
    Sec. 17-9. Public aid wire and mail fraud.
    (a) Whoever knowingly (i) makes or transmits any communication by means of telephone, wire, radio, or television or (ii) places any communication with the United States Postal Service, or with any private or other mail, package, or delivery service or system, such communication being made, transmitted, placed, or received within the State of Illinois, intending that such communication be made, transmitted, or delivered in furtherance of any plan, scheme, or design to obtain, unlawfully, any benefit or payment under the Illinois Public Aid Code, commits public aid wire and mail fraud.
    (b) Whoever knowingly directs or causes any communication to be (i) made or transmitted by means of telephone, wire, radio, or television or (ii) placed with the United States Postal Service, or with any private or other mail, package, or delivery service or system, intending that such communication be made, transmitted, or delivered in furtherance of any plan, scheme, or design to obtain, unlawfully, any benefit or payment under the Illinois Public Aid Code, commits public aid wire and mail fraud.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-10

    (720 ILCS 5/17-10) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-10)
    Sec. 17-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-1438. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-10.2

    (720 ILCS 5/17-10.2) (was 720 ILCS 5/17-29)
    Sec. 17-10.2. Businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities; fraudulent contracts with governmental units.
    (a) In this Section:
        "Minority person" means a person who is any of the
    
following:
        (1) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person having
    
origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).
        (2) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
    
original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam).
        (3) Black or African American (a person having
    
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa). Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
        (4) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban, Mexican,
    
Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
        (5) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
    
person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
        "Female" means a person who is of the female gender.
        "Person with a disability" means a person who is a
    
person qualifying as having a disability.
        "Disability" means a severe physical or mental
    
disability that: (1) results from: amputation, arthritis, autism, blindness, burn injury, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, deafness, head injury, heart disease, hemiplegia, hemophilia, respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction, an intellectual disability, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, including stroke and epilepsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia and other spinal cord conditions, sickle cell anemia, specific learning disabilities, or end stage renal failure disease; and (2) substantially limits one or more of the person's major life activities.
        "Minority owned business" means a business concern
    
that is at least 51% owned by one or more minority persons, or in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in which is owned by one or more minority persons; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more of the minority individuals who own it.
        "Female owned business" means a business concern that
    
is at least 51% owned by one or more females, or, in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in which is owned by one or more females; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more of the females who own it.
        "Business owned by a person with a disability" means
    
a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more persons with a disability and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more of the persons with disabilities who own it. A not-for-profit agency for persons with disabilities that is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is also considered a "business owned by a person with a disability".
        "Governmental unit" means the State, a unit of local
    
government, or school district.
    (b) In addition to any other penalties imposed by law or by an ordinance or resolution of a unit of local government or school district, any individual or entity that knowingly obtains, or knowingly assists another to obtain, a contract with a governmental unit, or a subcontract or written commitment for a subcontract under a contract with a governmental unit, by falsely representing that the individual or entity, or the individual or entity assisted, is a minority owned business, female owned business, or business owned by a person with a disability is guilty of a Class 2 felony, regardless of whether the preference for awarding the contract to a minority owned business, female owned business, or business owned by a person with a disability was established by statute or by local ordinance or resolution.
    (c) In addition to any other penalties authorized by law, the court shall order that an individual or entity convicted of a violation of this Section must pay to the governmental unit that awarded the contract a penalty equal to one and one-half times the amount of the contract obtained because of the false representation.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

720 ILCS 5/17-10.3

    (720 ILCS 5/17-10.3)
    Sec. 17-10.3. Deception relating to certification of disadvantaged business enterprises.
    (a) Fraudulently obtaining or retaining certification. A person who, in the course of business, fraudulently obtains or retains certification as a minority-owned business, women-owned business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, or veteran-owned small business commits a Class 2 felony.
    (b) Willfully making a false statement. A person who, in the course of business, willfully makes a false statement whether by affidavit, report or other representation, to an official or employee of a State agency or the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities for the purpose of influencing the certification or denial of certification of any business entity as a minority-owned business, women-owned business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, or veteran-owned small business commits a Class 2 felony.
    (c) Willfully obstructing or impeding an official or employee of any agency in his or her investigation. Any person who, in the course of business, willfully obstructs or impedes an official or employee of any State agency or the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities who is investigating the qualifications of a business entity which has requested certification as a minority-owned business, women-owned business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, or veteran-owned small business commits a Class 2 felony.
    (d) Fraudulently obtaining public moneys reserved for disadvantaged business enterprises. Any person who, in the course of business, fraudulently obtains public moneys reserved for, or allocated or available to, minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, or veteran-owned small businesses commits a Class 2 felony.
    (e) Definitions. As used in this Article, "minority-owned business", "women-owned business", "State agency" with respect to minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses, and "certification" with respect to minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses shall have the meanings ascribed to them in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. As used in this Article, "service-disabled veteran-owned small business", "veteran-owned small business", "State agency" with respect to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses, and "certification" with respect to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses have the same meanings as in Section 45-57 of the Illinois Procurement Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-391, eff. 8-25-17.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 15

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 15 heading)
SUBDIVISION 15. FRAUD ON A PRIVATE ENTITY
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-10.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-10.5)
    Sec. 17-10.5. Insurance fraud.
    (a) Insurance fraud.
        (1) A person commits insurance fraud when he or she
    
knowingly obtains, attempts to obtain, or causes to be obtained, by deception, control over the property of an insurance company or self-insured entity by the making of a false claim or by causing a false claim to be made on any policy of insurance issued by an insurance company or by the making of a false claim or by causing a false claim to be made to a self-insured entity, intending to deprive an insurance company or self-insured entity permanently of the use and benefit of that property.
        (2) A person commits health care benefits fraud
    
against a provider, other than a governmental unit or agency, when he or she knowingly obtains or attempts to obtain, by deception, health care benefits and that obtaining or attempt to obtain health care benefits does not involve control over property of the provider.
    (b) Aggravated insurance fraud.
        (1) A person commits aggravated insurance fraud on a
    
private entity when he or she commits insurance fraud 3 or more times within an 18-month period arising out of separate incidents or transactions.
        (2) A person commits being an organizer of an
    
aggravated insurance fraud on a private entity conspiracy if aggravated insurance fraud on a private 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.
    (c) Conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. If aggravated insurance fraud on a private entity forms the basis for charges of conspiracy under Section 8-2 of this Code, 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.
    If aggravated insurance fraud on a private entity forms the basis for a charge of conspiracy under Section 8-2 of this Code, and the accused occupies a position of organizer, supervisor, financer, or other position of management within the conspiracy, 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 occupied a position of organizer, supervisor, financer, or other position of management in each of the 3 or more alleged violations.
    (d) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of paragraph (a)(1) in which the
    
value of the property obtained, attempted to be obtained, or caused to be obtained is $300 or less is a Class A misdemeanor.
        (2) A violation of paragraph (a)(1) in which the
    
value of the property obtained, attempted to be obtained, or caused to be obtained is more than $300 but not more than $10,000 is a Class 3 felony.
        (3) A violation of paragraph (a)(1) in which the
    
value of the property obtained, attempted to be obtained, or caused to be obtained is more than $10,000 but not more than $100,000 is a Class 2 felony.
        (4) A violation of paragraph (a)(1) in which the
    
value of the property obtained, attempted to be obtained, or caused to be obtained is more than $100,000 is a Class 1 felony.
        (5) A violation of paragraph (a)(2) is a Class A
    
misdemeanor.
        (6) A violation of paragraph (b)(1) is a Class 1
    
felony, regardless of the value of the property obtained, attempted to be obtained, or caused to be obtained.
        (7) A violation of paragraph (b)(2) is a Class X
    
felony.
        (8) A person convicted of insurance fraud, vendor
    
fraud, or a federal criminal violation associated with defrauding the Medicaid program shall be ordered to pay monetary restitution to the insurance company or self-insured entity or any other person for any financial loss sustained as a result of a violation of this Section, including any court costs and attorney's fees. An order of restitution shall include expenses incurred and paid by the State of Illinois or an insurance company or self-insured entity in connection with any medical evaluation or treatment services.
        (9) Notwithstanding Section 8-5 of this Code, a
    
person may be convicted and sentenced both for the offense of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud or the offense of being an organizer of an aggravated insurance fraud conspiracy and for any other offense that is the object of the conspiracy.
    (e) Civil damages for insurance fraud.
        (1) A person who knowingly obtains, attempts to
    
obtain, or causes to be obtained, by deception, control over the property of any insurance company by the making of a false claim or by causing a false claim to be made on a policy of insurance issued by an insurance company, or by the making of a false claim or by causing a false claim to be made to a self-insured entity, intending to deprive an insurance company or self-insured entity permanently of the use and benefit of that property, shall be civilly liable to the insurance company or self-insured entity that paid the claim or against whom the claim was made or to the subrogee of that insurance company or self-insured entity in an amount equal to either 3 times the value of the property wrongfully obtained or, if no property was wrongfully obtained, twice the value of the property attempted to be obtained, whichever amount is greater, plus reasonable attorney's fees.
        (2) An insurance company or self-insured entity that
    
brings an action against a person under paragraph (1) of this subsection in bad faith shall be liable to that person for twice the value of the property claimed, plus reasonable attorney's fees. In determining whether an insurance company or self-insured entity acted in bad faith, the court shall relax the rules of evidence to allow for the introduction of any facts or other information on which the insurance company or self-insured entity may have relied in bringing an action under paragraph (1) of this subsection.
    (f) 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 specifically set by the terms of a policy of insurance, 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.
    (g) 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 insurance fraud.
        (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 insurance fraud, 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.
    (h) 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; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

720 ILCS 5/17-10.6

    (720 ILCS 5/17-10.6)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-512)
    Sec. 17-10.6. Financial institution fraud.
    (a) Misappropriation of financial institution property. A person commits misappropriation of a financial institution's property whenever he or she knowingly obtains or exerts unauthorized control over any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by or under the custody or control of a financial institution, or under the custody or care of any agent, officer, director, or employee of such financial institution.
    (b) Commercial bribery of a financial institution.
        (1) A person commits commercial bribery of a
    
financial institution when he or she knowingly confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit upon any employee, agent, or fiduciary without the consent of the latter's employer or principal, with the intent to influence his or her conduct in relation to his or her employer's or principal's affairs.
        (2) An employee, agent, or fiduciary of a financial
    
institution commits commercial bribery of a financial institution when, without the consent of his or her employer or principal, he or she knowingly solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit from another person upon an agreement or understanding that such benefit will influence his or her conduct in relation to his or her employer's or principal's affairs.
    (c) Financial institution fraud. A person commits financial institution fraud when he or she knowingly executes or attempts to execute a scheme or artifice:
        (1) to defraud a financial institution; or
        (2) to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits,
    
assets, securities, or other property owned by or under the custody or control of a financial institution, by means of pretenses, representations, or promises he or she knows to be false.
    (d) Loan fraud. A person commits loan fraud when he or she knowingly, with intent to defraud, makes any false statement or report, or overvalues any land, property, or security, with the intent to influence in any way the action of a financial institution to act upon any application, advance, discount, purchase, purchase agreement, repurchase agreement, commitment, or loan, or any change or extension of any of the same, by renewal, deferment of action, or otherwise, or the acceptance, release, or substitution of security.
    (e) Concealment of collateral. A person commits concealment of collateral when he or she, with intent to defraud, knowingly conceals, removes, disposes of, or converts to the person's own use or to that of another any property mortgaged or pledged to or held by a financial institution.
    (f) Financial institution robbery. A person commits robbery when he or she knowingly, by force or threat of force, or by intimidation, takes, or attempts to take, from the person or presence of another, or obtains or attempts to obtain by extortion, any property or money or any other thing of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of, a financial institution.
    (g) Conspiracy to commit a financial crime.
        (1) A person commits conspiracy to commit a financial
    
crime when, with the intent that any violation of this Section be committed, he or she agrees with another person to the commission of that offense.
        (2) No person may be convicted of conspiracy to
    
commit a financial crime unless an overt act or acts in furtherance of the agreement is alleged and proved to have been committed by that person or by a co-conspirator and the accused is a part of a common scheme or plan to engage in the unlawful activity.
        (3) It shall not be a defense to conspiracy to commit
    
a financial crime that the person or persons with whom the accused is alleged to have conspired:
            (A) has not been prosecuted or convicted;
            (B) has been convicted of a different offense;
            (C) is not amenable to justice;
            (D) has been acquitted; or
            (E) lacked the capacity to commit the offense.
    (h) Continuing financial crimes enterprise. A person commits a continuing financial crimes enterprise when he or she knowingly, within an 18-month period, commits 3 or more separate offenses constituting any combination of the following:
        (1) an offense under this Section;
        (2) a felony offense in violation of Section 16A-3 or
    
subsection (a) of Section 16-25 or paragraph (4) or (5) of subsection (a) of Section 16-1 of this Code for the purpose of reselling or otherwise re-entering the merchandise in commerce, including conveying the merchandise to a merchant in exchange for anything of value; or
        (3) if involving a financial institution, any other
    
felony offense under this Code.
    (i) Organizer of a continuing financial crimes enterprise.
        (1) A person commits being an organizer of a
    
continuing financial crimes enterprise when he or she:
            (A) with the intent to commit any offense, agrees
        
with another person to the commission of any combination of the following offenses on 3 or more separate occasions within an 18-month period:
                (i) an offense under this Section;
                (ii) a felony offense in violation of Section
            
16A-3 or subsection (a) of Section 16-25 or paragraph (4) or (5) of subsection (a) of Section 16-1 of this Code for the purpose of reselling or otherwise re-entering the merchandise in commerce, including conveying the merchandise to a merchant in exchange for anything of value; or
                (iii) if involving a financial institution,
            
any other felony offense under this Code; and
            (B) with respect to the other persons within the
        
conspiracy, occupies a position of organizer, supervisor, or financier or other position of management.
        (2) The person with whom the accused agreed to commit
    
the 3 or more offenses under this Section, or, if involving a financial institution, any other felony offenses under this Code, need not be the same person or persons for each offense, as long as the accused was a part of the common scheme or plan to engage in each of the 3 or more alleged offenses.
    (j) Sentence.
        (1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection,
    
a violation of this Section, the full value of which:
            (A) does not exceed $500, is a Class A
        
misdemeanor;
            (B) does not exceed $500, and the person has been
        
previously convicted of a financial crime or any type of theft, robbery, armed robbery, burglary, residential burglary, possession of burglary tools, or home invasion, is guilty of a Class 4 felony;
            (C) exceeds $500 but does not exceed $10,000, is
        
a Class 3 felony;
            (D) exceeds $10,000 but does not exceed $100,000,
        
is a Class 2 felony;
            (E) exceeds $100,000 but does not exceed
        
$500,000, is a Class 1 felony;
            (F) exceeds $500,000 but does not exceed
        
$1,000,000, is a Class 1 non-probationable felony; when a charge of financial crime, the full value of which exceeds $500,000 but does not exceed $1,000,000, is brought, the value of the financial crime involved is an element of the offense to be resolved by the trier of fact as either exceeding or not exceeding $500,000;
            (G) exceeds $1,000,000, is a Class X felony; when
        
a charge of financial crime, the full value of which exceeds $1,000,000, is brought, the value of the financial crime involved is an element of the offense to be resolved by the trier of fact as either exceeding or not exceeding $1,000,000.
        (2) A violation of subsection (f) is a Class 1 felony.
        (3) A violation of subsection (h) is a Class 1 felony.
        (4) A violation for subsection (i) is a Class X
    
felony.
    (k) A "financial crime" means an offense described in this Section.
    (l) Period of limitations. The period of limitations for prosecution of any offense defined in this Section begins at the time when the last act in furtherance of the offense is committed.
    (m) Forfeiture. Any violation of subdivision (2) of subsection (h) or subdivision (i)(1)(A)(ii) shall be subject to the remedies, procedures, and forfeiture as set forth in subsections (f) through (s) of Section 29B-1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; incorporates P.A. 96-1532, eff. 1-1-12, and 97-147, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-512)
    Sec. 17-10.6. Financial institution fraud.
    (a) Misappropriation of financial institution property. A person commits misappropriation of a financial institution's property whenever he or she knowingly obtains or exerts unauthorized control over any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by or under the custody or control of a financial institution, or under the custody or care of any agent, officer, director, or employee of such financial institution.
    (b) Commercial bribery of a financial institution.
        (1) A person commits commercial bribery of a
    
financial institution when he or she knowingly confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit upon any employee, agent, or fiduciary without the consent of the latter's employer or principal, with the intent to influence his or her conduct in relation to his or her employer's or principal's affairs.
        (2) An employee, agent, or fiduciary of a financial
    
institution commits commercial bribery of a financial institution when, without the consent of his or her employer or principal, he or she knowingly solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit from another person upon an agreement or understanding that such benefit will influence his or her conduct in relation to his or her employer's or principal's affairs.
    (c) Financial institution fraud. A person commits financial institution fraud when he or she knowingly executes or attempts to execute a scheme or artifice:
        (1) to defraud a financial institution; or
        (2) to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits,
    
assets, securities, or other property owned by or under the custody or control of a financial institution, by means of pretenses, representations, or promises he or she knows to be false.
    (d) Loan fraud. A person commits loan fraud when he or she knowingly, with intent to defraud, makes any false statement or report, or overvalues any land, property, or security, with the intent to influence in any way the action of a financial institution to act upon any application, advance, discount, purchase, purchase agreement, repurchase agreement, commitment, or loan, or any change or extension of any of the same, by renewal, deferment of action, or otherwise, or the acceptance, release, or substitution of security.
    (e) Concealment of collateral. A person commits concealment of collateral when he or she, with intent to defraud, knowingly conceals, removes, disposes of, or converts to the person's own use or to that of another any property mortgaged or pledged to or held by a financial institution.
    (f) Financial institution robbery. A person commits robbery when he or she knowingly, by force or threat of force, or by intimidation, takes, or attempts to take, from the person or presence of another, or obtains or attempts to obtain by extortion, any property or money or any other thing of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of, a financial institution.
    (g) Conspiracy to commit a financial crime.
        (1) A person commits conspiracy to commit a financial
    
crime when, with the intent that any violation of this Section be committed, he or she agrees with another person to the commission of that offense.
        (2) No person may be convicted of conspiracy to
    
commit a financial crime unless an overt act or acts in furtherance of the agreement is alleged and proved to have been committed by that person or by a co-conspirator and the accused is a part of a common scheme or plan to engage in the unlawful activity.
        (3) It shall not be a defense to conspiracy to commit
    
a financial crime that the person or persons with whom the accused is alleged to have conspired:
            (A) has not been prosecuted or convicted;
            (B) has been convicted of a different offense;
            (C) is not amenable to justice;
            (D) has been acquitted; or
            (E) lacked the capacity to commit the offense.
    (h) Continuing financial crimes enterprise. A person commits a continuing financial crimes enterprise when he or she knowingly, within an 18-month period, commits 3 or more separate offenses constituting any combination of the following:
        (1) an offense under this Section;
        (2) a felony offense in violation of Section 16A-3 or
    
subsection (a) of Section 16-25 or paragraph (4) or (5) of subsection (a) of Section 16-1 of this Code for the purpose of reselling or otherwise re-entering the merchandise in commerce, including conveying the merchandise to a merchant in exchange for anything of value; or
        (3) if involving a financial institution, any other
    
felony offense under this Code.
    (i) Organizer of a continuing financial crimes enterprise.
        (1) A person commits being an organizer of a
    
continuing financial crimes enterprise when he or she:
            (A) with the intent to commit any offense, agrees
        
with another person to the commission of any combination of the following offenses on 3 or more separate occasions within an 18-month period:
                (i) an offense under this Section;
                (ii) a felony offense in violation of Section
            
16A-3 or subsection (a) of Section 16-25 or paragraph (4) or (5) of subsection (a) of Section 16-1 of this Code for the purpose of reselling or otherwise re-entering the merchandise in commerce, including conveying the merchandise to a merchant in exchange for anything of value; or
                (iii) if involving a financial institution,
            
any other felony offense under this Code; and
            (B) with respect to the other persons within the
        
conspiracy, occupies a position of organizer, supervisor, or financier or other position of management.
        (2) The person with whom the accused agreed to commit
    
the 3 or more offenses under this Section, or, if involving a financial institution, any other felony offenses under this Code, need not be the same person or persons for each offense, as long as the accused was a part of the common scheme or plan to engage in each of the 3 or more alleged offenses.
    (j) Sentence.
        (1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection,
    
a violation of this Section, the full value of which:
            (A) does not exceed $500, is a Class A
        
misdemeanor;
            (B) does not exceed $500, and the person has been
        
previously convicted of a financial crime or any type of theft, robbery, armed robbery, burglary, residential burglary, possession of burglary tools, or home invasion, is guilty of a Class 4 felony;
            (C) exceeds $500 but does not exceed $10,000, is
        
a Class 3 felony;
            (D) exceeds $10,000 but does not exceed $100,000,
        
is a Class 2 felony;
            (E) exceeds $100,000 but does not exceed
        
$500,000, is a Class 1 felony;
            (F) exceeds $500,000 but does not exceed
        
$1,000,000, is a Class 1 non-probationable felony; when a charge of financial crime, the full value of which exceeds $500,000 but does not exceed $1,000,000, is brought, the value of the financial crime involved is an element of the offense to be resolved by the trier of fact as either exceeding or not exceeding $500,000;
            (G) exceeds $1,000,000, is a Class X felony; when
        
a charge of financial crime, the full value of which exceeds $1,000,000, is brought, the value of the financial crime involved is an element of the offense to be resolved by the trier of fact as either exceeding or not exceeding $1,000,000.
        (2) A violation of subsection (f) is a Class 1 felony.
        (3) A violation of subsection (h) is a Class 1 felony.
        (4) A violation for subsection (i) is a Class X
    
felony.
    (k) A "financial crime" means an offense described in this Section.
    (l) Period of limitations. The period of limitations for prosecution of any offense defined in this Section begins at the time when the last act in furtherance of the offense is committed.
    (m) Forfeiture. Any violation of subdivision (2) of subsection (h) or subdivision (i)(1)(A)(ii) shall be subject to the remedies, procedures, and forfeiture as set forth in subsections (f) through (s) of Section 29B-1 of this Code.
    Property seized or forfeited under this Section is subject to reporting under the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-512, eff. 7-1-18.)

720 ILCS 5/17-10.7

    (720 ILCS 5/17-10.7)
    Sec. 17-10.7. Insurance claims for excessive charges.
    (a) A person who sells goods or services commits insurance claims for excessive charges if:
        (1) the person knowingly advertises or promises to
    
provide the goods or services and to pay:
            (A) all or part of any applicable insurance
        
deductible; or
            (B) a rebate in an amount equal to all or part of
        
any applicable insurance deductible;
        (2) the goods or services are paid for by the
    
consumer from proceeds of a property or casualty insurance policy; and
        (3) the person knowingly charges an amount for the
    
goods or services that exceeds the usual and customary charge by the person for the goods or services by an amount equal to or greater than all or part of the applicable insurance deductible paid by the person to an insurer on behalf of an insured or remitted to an insured by the person as a rebate.
    (b) A person who is insured under a property or casualty insurance policy commits insurance claims for excessive charges if the person knowingly:
        (1) submits a claim under the policy based on charges
    
that are in violation of subsection (a) of this Section; or
        (2) knowingly allows a claim in violation of
    
subsection (a) of this Section to be submitted, unless the person promptly notifies the insurer of the excessive charges.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 20

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 20 heading)
SUBDIVISION 20. FRAUDULENT TAMPERING
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-11

    (720 ILCS 5/17-11) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-11)
    Sec. 17-11. Odometer or hour meter fraud. A person commits odometer or hour meter fraud when he or she disconnects, resets, or alters, or causes to be disconnected, reset, or altered, the odometer of any used motor vehicle or the hour meter of any used farm implement to conceal or change the actual miles driven or hours of operation with the intent to defraud another. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony. This Section does not apply to legitimate practices of automotive or implement parts recyclers who recycle used odometers or hour meters for resale.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-11.1

    (720 ILCS 5/17-11.1)
    Sec. 17-11.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-626, eff. 8-9-96. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-11.2

    (720 ILCS 5/17-11.2)
    Sec. 17-11.2. Installation of object in lieu of air bag. A person commits installation of object in lieu of airbag when he or she, for consideration, knowingly installs or reinstalls in a vehicle any object in lieu of an air bag that was designed in accordance with federal safety regulations for the make, model, and year of the vehicle as part of a vehicle inflatable restraint system. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-11.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-11.5) (was 720 ILCS 5/16-22)
    Sec. 17-11.5. Tampering with a security, fire, or life safety system.
    (a) A person commits tampering with a security, fire, or life safety system when he or she knowingly damages, sabotages, destroys, or causes a permanent or temporary malfunction in any physical or electronic security, fire, or life safety system or any component part of any of those systems including, but not limited to, card readers, magnetic stripe readers, Wiegand card readers, smart card readers, proximity card readers, digital keypads, keypad access controls, digital locks, electromagnetic locks, electric strikes, electronic exit hardware, exit alarm systems, delayed egress systems, biometric access control equipment, intrusion detection systems and sensors, burglar alarm systems, wireless burglar alarms, silent alarms, duress alarms, hold-up alarms, glass break detectors, motion detectors, seismic detectors, glass shock sensors, magnetic contacts, closed circuit television (CCTV), security cameras, digital cameras, dome cameras, covert cameras, spy cameras, hidden cameras, wireless cameras, network cameras, IP addressable cameras, CCTV camera lenses, video cassette recorders, CCTV monitors, CCTV consoles, CCTV housings and enclosures, CCTV pan-and-tilt devices, CCTV transmission and signal equipment, wireless video transmitters, wireless video receivers, radio frequency (RF) or microwave components, or both, infrared illuminators, video motion detectors, video recorders, time lapse CCTV recorders, digital video recorders (DVRs), digital image storage systems, video converters, video distribution amplifiers, video time-date generators, multiplexers, switchers, splitters, fire alarms, smoke alarm systems, smoke detectors, flame detectors, fire detection systems and sensors, fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems, fire extinguishing systems, public address systems, intercoms, emergency telephones, emergency call boxes, emergency pull stations, telephone entry systems, video entry equipment, annunciators, sirens, lights, sounders, control panels and components, and all associated computer hardware, computer software, control panels, wires, cables, connectors, electromechanical components, electronic modules, fiber optics, filters, passive components, and power sources including batteries and back-up power supplies.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-12

    (720 ILCS 5/17-12)
    Sec. 17-12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-967, eff. 1-1-05. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-13

    (720 ILCS 5/17-13)
    Sec. 17-13. Fraud in transfers of real and personal property.
    (a) Conditional sale; sale without consent of title holder. No person purchasing personal property under a conditional sales contract shall, during the existence of such conditional sales contract and before the conditions thereof have been fulfilled, knowingly sell, transfer, conceal, or in any manner dispose of such property, or cause or allow the same to be done, without the written consent of the holder of title.
    (b) Acknowledgment of fraudulent conveyance. No officer authorized to take the proof and acknowledgment of a conveyance of real or personal property or other instrument shall knowingly certify that the conveyance or other instrument was duly proven or acknowledged by a party to the conveyance or other instrument when no such acknowledgment or proof was made, or was not made at the time it was certified to have been made, with intent to injure or defraud or to enable any other person to injure or defraud.
    (c) Fraudulent land sales. No person, after once selling, bartering, or disposing of a tract or tracts of land or a town lot or lots, or executing a bond or agreement for the sale of lands or a town lot or lots, shall again knowingly and with intent to defraud sell, barter, or dispose of the same tract or tracts of land or town lot or lots, or any part of those tracts of land or town lot or lots, or knowingly and with intent to defraud execute a bond or agreement to sell, barter, or dispose of the same land or lot or lots, or any part of that land or lot or lots, to any other person for a valuable consideration.
    (d) Sentence. A violation of subsection (a) of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A violation of subsection (b) of this Section is a Class 4 felony. A violation of subsection (c) of this Section is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-14

    (720 ILCS 5/17-14)
    Sec. 17-14. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-15

    (720 ILCS 5/17-15)
    Sec. 17-15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-16

    (720 ILCS 5/17-16)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 17-58 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 17-16. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-17

    (720 ILCS 5/17-17)
    Sec. 17-17. Fraud in stock transactions.
    (a) No officer, director, or agent of a bank, railroad, or other corporation, nor any other person, shall knowingly, and with intent to defraud, issue, sell, transfer, assign, or pledge, or cause or procure to be issued, sold, transferred, assigned, or pledged, any false, fraudulent, or simulated certificate or other evidence of ownership of a share or shares of the capital stock of a bank, railroad, or other corporation.
    (b) No officer, director, or agent of a bank, railroad, or other corporation shall knowingly sign, with intent to issue, sell, pledge, or cause to be issued, sold, or pledged, any false, fraudulent, or simulated certificate or other evidence of the ownership or transfer of a share or shares of the capital stock of that corporation, or an instrument purporting to be a certificate or other evidence of the ownership or transfer, the signing, issuing, selling, or pledging of which by the officer, director, or agent is not authorized by law.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-18

    (720 ILCS 5/17-18)
    Sec. 17-18. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-19

    (720 ILCS 5/17-19)
    Sec. 17-19. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-20

    (720 ILCS 5/17-20)
    Sec. 17-20. Obstructing gas, water, or electric current meters. A person commits obstructing gas, water, or electric current meters when he or she knowingly, and with intent to injure or defraud a company, body corporate, copartnership, or individual, injures, alters, obstructs, or prevents the action of a meter provided for the purpose of measuring and registering the quantity of gas, water, or electric current consumed by or at a burner, orifice, or place, or supplied to a lamp, motor, machine, or appliance, or causes, procures, or aids the injuring or altering of any such meter or the obstruction or prevention of its action, or makes or causes to be made with a gas pipe, water pipe, or electrical conductor any connection so as to conduct or supply illumination or inflammable gas, water, or electric current to any burner, orifice, lamp, motor, or other machine or appliance from which the gas, water, or electricity may be consumed or utilized without passing through or being registered by a meter or without the consent or acquiescence of the company, municipal corporation, body corporate, copartnership, or individual furnishing or transmitting the gas, water, or electric current through the gas pipe, water pipe, or electrical conductor. A violation of this Section is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-21

    (720 ILCS 5/17-21)
    Sec. 17-21. Obstructing service meters. A person commits obstructing service meters when he or she knowingly, and, with the intent to defraud, tampers with, alters, obstructs or prevents the action of a meter, register, or other counting device that is a part of a mechanical or electrical machine, equipment, or device that measures service, without the consent of the owner of the machine, equipment, or device. A violation of this Section is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-22

    (720 ILCS 5/17-22)
    (This Section renumbered as Section 17-8.3 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 17-22. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 90-390, eff. 1-1-98. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-23

    (720 ILCS 5/17-23)
    Sec. 17-23. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-24

    (720 ILCS 5/17-24)
    Sec. 17-24. Mail fraud and wire fraud.
    (a) Mail fraud. A person commits mail fraud when he or she:
        (1) devises or intends to devise any scheme or
    
artifice to defraud, or to obtain money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, or to sell, dispose of, loan, exchange, alter, give away, distribute, supply, or furnish or procure for unlawful use any counterfeit obligation, security, or other article, or anything represented to be or intimated or held out to be such a counterfeit or spurious article; and
        (2) with the intent to execute such scheme or
    
artifice or to attempt to do so, does any of the following:
            (A) Places in any post office or authorized
        
depository for mail matter within this State any matter or thing to be delivered by the United States Postal Service, according to the direction on the matter or thing.
            (B) Deposits or causes to be deposited in this
        
State any matter or thing to be sent or delivered by mail or by private or commercial carrier, according to the direction on the matter or thing.
            (C) Takes or receives from mail or from a private
        
or commercial carrier any such matter or thing at the place at which it is directed to be delivered by the person to whom it is addressed.
            (D) Knowingly causes any such matter or thing to
        
be delivered by mail or by private or commercial carrier, according to the direction on the matter or thing.
    (b) Wire fraud. A person commits wire fraud when he or she:
        (1) devises or intends to devise a scheme or artifice
    
to defraud or to obtain money or property by means of false pretenses, representations, or promises; and
        (2) for the purpose of executing the scheme or
    
artifice, transmits or causes to be transmitted any writings, signals, pictures, sounds, or electronic or electric impulses by means of wire, radio, or television communications:
            (A) from within this State; or
            (B) so that the transmission is received by a
        
person within this State; or
            (C) so that the transmission may be accessed by a
        
person within this State.
    (c) Jurisdiction.
        (1) Mail fraud using a government or private carrier
    
occurs in the county in which mail or other matter is deposited with the United States Postal Service or a private commercial carrier for delivery, if deposited with the United States Postal Service or a private or commercial carrier within this State, and the county in which a person within this State receives the mail or other matter from the United States Postal Service or a private or commercial carrier.
        (2) Wire fraud occurs in the county from which a
    
transmission is sent, if the transmission is sent from within this State, the county in which a person within this State receives the transmission, and the county in which a person who is within this State is located when the person accesses a transmission.
    (d) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 3 felony.
    The period of limitations for prosecution of any offense defined in this Section begins at the time when the last act in furtherance of the scheme or artifice is committed.
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-25

    (720 ILCS 5/17-25)
    Sec. 17-25. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-818, eff. 8-21-02. Repealed by P.A. 97-597, eff. 1-1-12.)

720 ILCS 5/17-26

    (720 ILCS 5/17-26)
    Sec. 17-26. Misconduct by a corporate official.
    (a) A person commits misconduct by a corporate official when:
        (1) being a director of a corporation, he or she
    
knowingly, with the intent to defraud, concurs in any vote or act of the directors of the corporation, or any of them, which has the purpose of:
            (A) making a dividend except in the manner
        
provided by law;
            (B) dividing, withdrawing or in any manner paying
        
any stockholder any part of the capital stock of the corporation except in the manner provided by law;
            (C) discounting or receiving any note or other
        
evidence of debt in payment of an installment of capital stock actually called in and required to be paid, or with purpose of providing the means of making such payment;
            (D) receiving or discounting any note or other
        
evidence of debt with the purpose of enabling any stockholder to withdraw any part of the money paid in by him or her on his or her stock; or
            (E) applying any portion of the funds of such
        
corporation, directly or indirectly, to the purchase of shares of its own stock, except in the manner provided by law; or
        (2) being a director or officer of a corporation, he
    
or she, with the intent to defraud:
            (A) issues, participates in issuing, or concurs
        
in a vote to issue any increase of its capital stock beyond the amount of the capital stock thereof, duly authorized by or in pursuance of law;
            (B) sells, or agrees to sell, or is directly
        
interested in the sale of any share of stock of such corporation, or in any agreement to sell such stock, unless at the time of the sale or agreement he or she is an actual owner of such share, provided that the foregoing shall not apply to a sale by or on behalf of an underwriter or dealer in connection with a bona fide public offering of shares of stock of such corporation;
            (C) executes a scheme or attempts to execute a
        
scheme to obtain any share of stock of such corporation by means of false representation; or
        (3) being a director or officer of a corporation, he
    
or she with the intent to defraud or evade a financial disclosure reporting requirement of this State or of Section 13(A) or 15(D) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, 15 U. S. C. 78M(A) or 78O(D):
            (A) causes or attempts to cause a corporation or
        
accounting firm representing the corporation or any other individual or entity to fail to file a financial disclosure report as required by State or federal law; or
            (B) causes or attempts to cause a corporation or
        
accounting firm representing the corporation or any other individual or entity to file a financial disclosure report, as required by State or federal law, that contains a material omission or misstatement of fact.
    (b) Sentence. If the benefit derived from a violation of this Section is $500,000 or more, the violation is a Class 2 felony. If the benefit derived from a violation of this Section is less than $500,000, the violation is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-27

    (720 ILCS 5/17-27)
    Sec. 17-27. Fraud on creditors.
    (a) Fraud in insolvency. A person commits fraud in insolvency when, knowing that proceedings have or are about to be instituted for the appointment of a receiver or other person entitled to administer property for the benefit of creditors, or that any other composition or liquidation for the benefit of creditors has been or is about to be made, he or she:
        (1) destroys, removes, conceals, encumbers,
    
transfers, or otherwise deals with any property or obtains any substantial part of or interest in the debtor's estate with the intent to defeat or obstruct the claim of any creditor, or otherwise to obstruct the operation of any law relating to administration of property for the benefit of creditors;
        (2) knowingly falsifies any writing or record
    
relating to the property; or
        (3) knowingly misrepresents or refuses to disclose to
    
a receiver or other person entitled to administer property for the benefit of creditors, the existence, amount, or location of the property, or any other information which the actor could be legally required to furnish in relation to such administration.
    Sentence. If the benefit derived from a violation of this subsection (a) is $500,000 or more, the violation is a Class 2 felony. If the benefit derived from a violation of this subsection (a) is less than $500,000, the violation is a Class 3 felony.
    (b) Fraud in property transfer. A person commits fraud in property transfer when he or she transfers or conveys any interest in property with the intent to defraud, defeat, hinder, or delay his or her creditors. A violation of this subsection (b) is a business offense subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-28

    (720 ILCS 5/17-28)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 17-57 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 17-28. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 93-691, eff. 7-9-04. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-29

    (720 ILCS 5/17-29)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 17-10.2 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 17-29. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 97-396, eff. 1-1-12. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-30

    (720 ILCS 5/17-30) (was 720 ILCS 5/16C-2)
    Sec. 17-30. Defaced, altered, or removed manufacturer or owner identification number.
    (a) Unlawful sale of household appliances. A person commits unlawful sale of household appliances when he or she knowingly, with the intent to defraud or deceive another, keeps for sale, within any commercial context, any household appliance with a missing, defaced, obliterated, or otherwise altered manufacturer's identification number.
    (b) Construction equipment identification defacement. A person commits construction equipment identification defacement when he or she knowingly changes, alters, removes, mutilates, or obliterates a permanently affixed serial number, product identification number, part number, component identification number, owner-applied identification, or other mark of identification attached to or stamped, inscribed, molded, or etched into a machine or other equipment, whether stationary or mobile or self-propelled, or a part of such machine or equipment, used in the construction, maintenance, or demolition of buildings, structures, bridges, tunnels, sewers, utility pipes or lines, ditches or open cuts, roads, highways, dams, airports, or waterways or in material handling for such projects.
    The trier of fact may infer that the defendant has knowingly changed, altered, removed, or obliterated the serial number, product identification number, part number, component identification number, owner-applied identification number, or other mark of identification, if the defendant was in possession of any machine or other equipment or a part of such machine or equipment used in the construction, maintenance, or demolition of buildings, structures, bridges, tunnels, sewers, utility pipes or lines, ditches or open cuts, roads, highways, dams, airports, or waterways or in material handling for such projects upon which any such serial number, product identification number, part number, component identification number, owner-applied identification number, or other mark of identification has been changed, altered, removed, or obliterated.
    (c) Defacement of manufacturer's serial number or identification mark. A person commits defacement of a manufacturer's serial number or identification mark when he or she knowingly removes, alters, defaces, covers, or destroys the manufacturer's serial number or any other manufacturer's number or distinguishing identification mark upon any machine or other article of merchandise, other than a motor vehicle as defined in Section 1-146 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a firearm as defined in the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, with the intent of concealing or destroying the identity of such machine or other article of merchandise.
    (d) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of subsection (a) of this Section is
    
a Class 4 felony if the value of the appliance or appliances exceeds $1,000 and a Class B misdemeanor if the value of the appliance or appliances is $1,000 or less.
        (2) A violation of subsection (b) of this Section is
    
a Class A misdemeanor.
        (3) A violation of subsection (c) of this Section is
    
a Class B misdemeanor.
    (e) No liability shall be imposed upon any person for the unintentional failure to comply with subsection (a).
    (f) Definitions. In this Section:
    "Commercial context" means a continuing business enterprise conducted for profit by any person whose primary business is the wholesale or retail marketing of household appliances, or a significant portion of whose business or inventory consists of household appliances kept or sold on a wholesale or retail basis.
    "Household appliance" means any gas or electric device or machine marketed for use as home entertainment or for facilitating or expediting household tasks or chores. The term shall include but not necessarily be limited to refrigerators, freezers, ranges, radios, television sets, vacuum cleaners, toasters, dishwashers, and other similar household items.
    "Manufacturer's identification number" means any serial number or other similar numerical or alphabetical designation imprinted upon or attached to or placed, stamped, or otherwise imprinted upon or attached to a household appliance or item by the manufacturer for purposes of identifying a particular appliance or item individually or by lot number.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 25

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 25 heading)
SUBDIVISION 25. CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD FRAUD
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-31

    (720 ILCS 5/17-31)
    Sec. 17-31. False statement to procure credit or debit card. A person commits false statement to procure credit or debit card when he or she makes or causes to be made, either directly or indirectly, any false statement in writing, knowing it to be false and with the intent that it be relied on, respecting his or her identity, his or her address, or his or her employment, or that of any other person, firm, or corporation, with the intent to procure the issuance of a credit card or debit card. A violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-32

    (720 ILCS 5/17-32)
    Sec. 17-32. Possession of another's credit, debit, or identification card.
    (a) Possession of another's identification card. A person commits possession of another's identification card when he or she, with the intent to defraud, possesses any check guarantee card or key card or identification card for cash dispensing machines without the authority of the account holder or financial institution.
    (b) Possession of another's credit or debit card. A person commits possession of another's credit or debit card when he or she receives a credit card or debit card from the person, possession, custody, or control of another without the cardholder's consent or if he or she, with knowledge that it has been so acquired, receives the credit card or debit card with the intent to use it or to sell it, or to transfer it to a person other than the issuer or the cardholder. The trier of fact may infer that a person who has in his or her possession or under his or her control 2 or more such credit cards or debit cards each issued to a cardholder other than himself or herself has violated this Section.
    (c) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of subsection (a) of this Section is
    
a Class A misdemeanor. A person who, within any 12-month period, violates subsection (a) of this Section at the same time or consecutively with respect to 3 or more cards, each the property of different account holders, is guilty of a Class 4 felony. A person convicted under subsection (a) of this Section, when the value of property so obtained, in a single transaction or in separate transactions within any 90-day period, exceeds $150 is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
        (2) A violation of subsection (b) of this Section is
    
a Class 4 felony. A person who, in any 12-month period, violates subsection (b) of this Section with respect to 3 or more credit cards or debit cards each issued to a cardholder other than himself or herself is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-33

    (720 ILCS 5/17-33)
    Sec. 17-33. Possession of lost or mislaid credit or debit card. A person who receives a credit card or debit card that he or she knows to have been lost or mislaid and who retains possession with intent to use it or to sell it or to transfer it to a person other than the issuer or the cardholder is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    A person who, in a single transaction, violates this Section with respect to 3 or more credit cards or debit cards each issued to different cardholders other than himself or herself is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-34

    (720 ILCS 5/17-34)
    Sec. 17-34. Sale of credit or debit card. A person other than the issuer who sells a credit card or debit card, without the consent of the issuer, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    A person who knowingly purchases a credit card or debit card from a person other than the issuer, without the consent of the issuer, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    A person who, in a single transaction, makes a sale or purchase prohibited by this Section with respect to 3 or more credit cards or debit cards each issued to a cardholder other than himself or herself is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-35

    (720 ILCS 5/17-35)
    Sec. 17-35. Use of credit or debit card as security for debt. A person who, with intent to defraud either the issuer, or a person providing an item or items of value, or any other person, obtains control over a credit card or debit card as security for debt or transfers, conveys, or gives control over a credit card or debit card as security for debt is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-36

    (720 ILCS 5/17-36)
    Sec. 17-36. Use of counterfeited, forged, expired, revoked, or unissued credit or debit card. A person who, with intent to defraud either the issuer, or a person providing an item or items of value, or any other person, (i) uses, with the intent to obtain an item or items of value, a credit card or debit card obtained or retained in violation of this Subdivision 25 or without the cardholder's consent, or a credit card or debit card which he or she knows is counterfeited, or forged, or expired, or revoked or (ii) obtains or attempts to obtain an item or items of value by representing without the consent of the cardholder that he or she is the holder of a specified card or by representing that he or she is the holder of a card and such card has not in fact been issued is guilty of a Class 4 felony if the value of all items of value obtained or sought in violation of this Section does not exceed $300 in any 6-month period; and is guilty of a Class 3 felony if the value exceeds $300 in any 6-month period. The trier of fact may infer that knowledge of revocation has been received by a cardholder 4 days after it has been mailed to him or her at the address set forth on the credit card or debit card or at his or her last known address by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and, if the address is more than 500 miles from the place of mailing, by air mail. The trier of fact may infer that notice was received 10 days after mailing by registered or certified mail if the address is located outside the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and Canada.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-37

    (720 ILCS 5/17-37)
    Sec. 17-37. Use of credit or debit card with intent to defraud. A cardholder who uses a credit card or debit card issued to him or her, or allows another person to use a credit card or debit card issued to him or her, with intent to defraud the issuer, or a person providing an item or items of value, or any other person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if the value of all items of value does not exceed $150 in any 6-month period; and is guilty of a Class 4 felony if the value exceeds $150 in any 6-month period.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-38

    (720 ILCS 5/17-38)
    Sec. 17-38. Use of account number or code with intent to defraud; possession of record of charge forms.
    (a) A person who, with intent to defraud either an issuer, or a person providing an item or items of value, or any other person, utilizes an account number or code or enters information on a record of charge form with the intent to obtain an item or items of value is guilty of a Class 4 felony if the value of the item or items of value obtained does not exceed $150 in any 6-month period; and is guilty of a Class 3 felony if the value exceeds $150 in any 6-month period.
    (b) A person who, with intent to defraud either an issuer or a person providing an item or items of value, or any other person, possesses, without the consent of the issuer or purported issuer, record of charge forms bearing the printed impression of a credit card or debit card is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The trier of fact may infer intent to defraud from the possession of such record of charge forms by a person other than the issuer or a person authorized by the issuer to possess record of charge forms.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-39

    (720 ILCS 5/17-39)
    Sec. 17-39. Receipt of goods or services. A person who receives an item or items of value obtained in violation of this Subdivision 25, knowing that it was so obtained or under such circumstances as would reasonably induce him or her to believe that it was so obtained, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if the value of all items of value obtained does not exceed $150 in any 6-month period; and is guilty of a Class 4 felony if the value exceeds $150 in any 6-month period.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-40

    (720 ILCS 5/17-40)
    Sec. 17-40. Signing another's card with intent to defraud. A person other than the cardholder or a person authorized by him or her who, with intent to defraud either the issuer, or a person providing an item or items of value, or any other person, signs a credit card or debit card is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-41

    (720 ILCS 5/17-41)
    Sec. 17-41. Altered or counterfeited card.
    (a) A person commits an offense under this Section when he or she, with intent to defraud either a purported issuer, or a person providing an item or items of value, or any other person, commits an offense under this Section if he or she: (i) alters a credit card or debit card or a purported credit card or debit card, or possesses a credit card or debit card or a purported credit card or debit card with knowledge that the same has been altered; or (ii) counterfeits a purported credit card or debit card, or possesses a purported credit card or debit card with knowledge that the card has been counterfeited.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of item (i) of subsection (a) is a Class 4 felony. A violation of item (ii) of subsection (a) is a Class 3 felony. The trier of fact may infer that possession of 2 or more credit cards or debit cards by a person other than the issuer in violation of subsection (a) is evidence that the person intended to defraud or that he or she knew the credit cards or debit cards to have been so altered or counterfeited.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-42

    (720 ILCS 5/17-42)
    Sec. 17-42. Possession of incomplete card. A person other than the cardholder possessing an incomplete credit card or debit card, with intent to complete it without the consent of the issuer or a person possessing, with knowledge of its character, machinery, plates, or any other contrivance designed to reproduce instruments purporting to be credit cards or debit cards of an issuer who has not consented to the preparation of such credit cards or debit cards is guilty of a Class 3 felony. The trier of fact may infer that a person other than the cardholder or issuer who possesses 2 or more incomplete credit cards or debit cards possesses those cards without the consent of the issuer.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-43

    (720 ILCS 5/17-43)
    Sec. 17-43. Prohibited deposits.
    (a) A person who, with intent to defraud the issuer of a credit card or debit card or any person providing an item or items of value, or any other person, deposits into his or her account or any account, via an electronic fund transfer terminal, a check, draft, money order, or other such document, knowing such document to be false, fictitious, forged, altered, counterfeit, or not his or her lawful or legal property, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (b) A person who receives value as a result of a false, fictitious, forged, altered, or counterfeit check, draft, money order, or other such document having been deposited into an account via an electronic fund transfer terminal, knowing at the time of receipt of the value that the document so deposited was false, fictitious, forged, altered, counterfeit, or not his or her lawful or legal property, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-44

    (720 ILCS 5/17-44)
    Sec. 17-44. Fraudulent use of electronic transmission.
    (a) A person who, with intent to defraud the issuer of a credit card or debit card, the cardholder, or any other person, intercepts, taps, or alters electronic information between an electronic fund transfer terminal and the issuer, or originates electronic information to an electronic fund transfer terminal or to the issuer, via any line, wire, or other means of electronic transmission, at any junction, terminal, or device, or at any location within the EFT System, with the intent to obtain value, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (b) Any person who, with intent to defraud the issuer of a credit card or debit card, the cardholder, or any other person, intercepts, taps, or alters electronic information between an electronic fund transfer terminal and the issuer, or originates electronic information to an electronic fund transfer terminal or to the issuer, via any line, wire, or other means of electronic transmission, at any junction, terminal, or device, or at any location within the EFT System, and thereby causes funds to be transferred from one account to any other account, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-45

    (720 ILCS 5/17-45)
    Sec. 17-45. Payment of charges without furnishing item of value.
    (a) No person shall process, deposit, negotiate, or obtain payment of a credit card charge through a retail seller's account with a financial institution or through a retail seller's agreement with a financial institution, card issuer, or organization of financial institutions or card issuers if that retail seller did not furnish or agree to furnish the item or items of value that are the subject of the credit card charge.
    (b) No retail seller shall permit any person to process, deposit, negotiate, or obtain payment of a credit card charge through the retail seller's account with a financial institution or the retail seller's agreement with a financial institution, card issuer, or organization of financial institutions or card issuers if that retail seller did not furnish or agree to furnish the item or items of value that are the subject of the credit card charge.
    (c) Subsections (a) and (b) do not apply to any of the following:
        (1) A person who furnishes goods or services on the
    
business premises of a general merchandise retail seller and who processes, deposits, negotiates, or obtains payment of a credit card charge through that general merchandise retail seller's account or agreement.
        (2) A general merchandise retail seller who permits a
    
person described in paragraph (1) to process, deposit, negotiate, or obtain payment of a credit card charge through that general merchandise retail seller's account or agreement.
        (3) A franchisee who furnishes the cardholder with an
    
item or items of value that are provided in whole or in part by the franchisor and who processes, deposits, negotiates, or obtains payment of a credit card charge through that franchisor's account or agreement.
        (4) A franchisor who permits a franchisee described
    
in paragraph (3) to process, deposit, negotiate, or obtain payment of a credit card charge through that franchisor's account or agreement.
        (5) The credit card issuer or a financial institution
    
or a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of the card issuer or a financial institution.
        (6) A person who processes, deposits, negotiates, or
    
obtains payment of less than $500 of credit card charges in any one-year period through a retail seller's account or agreement. The person has the burden of producing evidence that the person transacted less than $500 in credit card charges during any one-year period.
        (7) A telecommunications carrier that includes
    
charges of other parties in its billings to its subscribers and those other parties whose charges are included in the billings of the telecommunications carrier to its subscribers.
    (d) A person injured by a violation of this Section may bring an action for the recovery of damages, equitable relief, and reasonable attorney's fees and costs.
    (e) A person who violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined $10,000 for each offense. Each occurrence in which a person processes, deposits, negotiates, or otherwise seeks to obtain payment of a credit card charge in violation of subsection (a) constitutes a separate offense.
    (f) The penalties and remedies provided in this Section are in addition to any other remedies or penalties provided by law.
    (g) As used in this Section:
    "Franchisor" and "franchisee" have the same meanings as in Section 3 of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.
    "Retail seller" has the same meaning as in Section 2.4 of the Retail Installment Sales Act.
    "Telecommunications carrier" has the same meaning as in Section 13-202 of the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-46

    (720 ILCS 5/17-46)
    Sec. 17-46. Furnishing items of value with intent to defraud. A person who is authorized by an issuer to furnish money, goods, property, services or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card or debit card by the cardholder, or any agent or employee of such person, who, with intent to defraud the issuer or the cardholder, furnishes money, goods, property, services or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card or debit card obtained or retained in violation of this Code or a credit card or debit card which he knows is counterfeited, or forged, or expired, or revoked is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, if the value furnished in violation of this Section does not exceed $150 in any 6-month period; and is guilty of a Class 4 felony if such value exceeds $150 in any 6-month period.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-47

    (720 ILCS 5/17-47)
    Sec. 17-47. Failure to furnish items of value. A person who is authorized by an issuer to furnish money, goods, property, services or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card or debit card by the cardholder, or any agent or employee of such person, who, with intent to defraud the issuer or the cardholder, fails to furnish money, goods, property, services or anything else of value which he represents in writing to the issuer that he has furnished is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if the difference between the value of all money, goods, property, services and anything else of value actually furnished and the value represented to the issuer to have been furnished does not exceed $150 in any 6-month period; and is guilty of a Class 4 felony if such difference exceeds $150 in any 6-month period.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-48

    (720 ILCS 5/17-48)
    Sec. 17-48. Repeat offenses. Any person convicted of a second or subsequent offense under this Subdivision 25 is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
    For purposes of this Section, an offense is considered a second or subsequent offense if, prior to his or her conviction of the offense, the offender has at any time been convicted under this Subdivision 25, or under any prior Act, or under any law of the United States or of any state relating to credit card or debit card offenses.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-49

    (720 ILCS 5/17-49)
    Sec. 17-49. Severability. If any provision of this Subdivision 25 or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this Subdivision 25 which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Subdivision 25 are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-49.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-49.5)
    Sec. 17-49.5. Telephone Charge Fraud Act unaffected. Nothing contained in this Subdivision 25 shall be construed to repeal, amend, or otherwise affect the Telephone Charge Fraud Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 30

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 30 heading)
SUBDIVISION 30. COMPUTER FRAUD
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-50

    (720 ILCS 5/17-50) (was 720 ILCS 5/16D-5 and 5/16D-6)
    Sec. 17-50. Computer fraud.
    (a) A person commits computer fraud when he or she knowingly:
        (1) Accesses or causes to be accessed a computer or
    
any part thereof, or a program or data, with the intent of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud, or as part of a deception;
        (2) Obtains use of, damages, or destroys a computer
    
or any part thereof, or alters, deletes, or removes any program or data contained therein, in connection with any scheme or artifice to defraud, or as part of a deception; or
        (3) Accesses or causes to be accessed a computer or
    
any part thereof, or a program or data, and obtains money or control over any such money, property, or services of another in connection with any scheme or artifice to defraud, or as part of a deception.
    (b) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of subdivision (a)(1) of this Section
    
is a Class 4 felony.
        (2) A violation of subdivision (a)(2) of this Section
    
is a Class 3 felony.
        (3) A violation of subdivision (a)(3) of this Section:
            (i) is a Class 4 felony if the value of the
        
money, property, or services is $1,000 or less; or
            (ii) is a Class 3 felony if the value of the
        
money, property, or services is more than $1,000 but less than $50,000; or
            (iii) is a Class 2 felony if the value of the
        
money, property, or services is $50,000 or more.
    (c) Forfeiture of property. Any person who commits computer fraud as set forth in subsection (a) is subject to the property forfeiture provisions set forth in Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(Source: P.A. 96-712, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-51

    (720 ILCS 5/17-51) (was 720 ILCS 5/16D-3)
    Sec. 17-51. Computer tampering.
    (a) A person commits computer tampering when he or she knowingly and without the authorization of a computer's owner or in excess of the authority granted to him or her:
        (1) Accesses or causes to be accessed a computer or
    
any part thereof, a computer network, or a program or data;
        (2) Accesses or causes to be accessed a computer or
    
any part thereof, a computer network, or a program or data, and obtains data or services;
        (3) Accesses or causes to be accessed a computer or
    
any part thereof, a computer network, or a program or data, and damages or destroys the computer or alters, deletes, or removes a computer program or data;
        (4) Inserts or attempts to insert a program into a
    
computer or computer program knowing or having reason to know that such program contains information or commands that will or may:
            (A) damage or destroy that computer, or any other
        
computer subsequently accessing or being accessed by that computer;
            (B) alter, delete, or remove a computer program
        
or data from that computer, or any other computer program or data in a computer subsequently accessing or being accessed by that computer; or
            (C) cause loss to the users of that computer or
        
the users of a computer which accesses or which is accessed by such program; or
        (5) Falsifies or forges electronic mail transmission
    
information or other routing information in any manner in connection with the transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail through or into the computer network of an electronic mail service provider or its subscribers.
    (a-5) Distributing software to falsify routing information. It is unlawful for any person knowingly to sell, give, or otherwise distribute or possess with the intent to sell, give, or distribute software which:
        (1) is primarily designed or produced for the purpose
    
of facilitating or enabling the falsification of electronic mail transmission information or other routing information;
        (2) has only a limited commercially significant
    
purpose or use other than to facilitate or enable the falsification of electronic mail transmission information or other routing information; or
        (3) is marketed by that person or another acting in
    
concert with that person with that person's knowledge for use in facilitating or enabling the falsification of electronic mail transmission information or other routing information.
    (a-10) For purposes of subsection (a), accessing a computer network is deemed to be with the authorization of a computer's owner if:
        (1) the owner authorizes patrons, customers, or
    
guests to access the computer network and the person accessing the computer network is an authorized patron, customer, or guest and complies with all terms or conditions for use of the computer network that are imposed by the owner;
        (2) the owner authorizes the public to access the
    
computer network and the person accessing the computer network complies with all terms or conditions for use of the computer network that are imposed by the owner; or
        (3) the person accesses the computer network in
    
compliance with the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (2015).
    (b) Sentence.
        (1) A person who commits computer tampering as set
    
forth in subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(5) or subsection (a-5) of this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
        (2) A person who commits computer tampering as set
    
forth in subdivision (a)(2) of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and a Class 4 felony for the second or subsequent offense.
        (3) A person who commits computer tampering as set
    
forth in subdivision (a)(3) or (a)(4) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony and a Class 3 felony for the second or subsequent offense.
        (4) If an injury arises from the transmission of
    
unsolicited bulk electronic mail, the injured person, other than an electronic mail service provider, may also recover attorney's fees and costs, and may elect, in lieu of actual damages, to recover the lesser of $10 for each unsolicited bulk electronic mail message transmitted in violation of this Section, or $25,000 per day. The injured person shall not have a cause of action against the electronic mail service provider that merely transmits the unsolicited bulk electronic mail over its computer network.
        (5) If an injury arises from the transmission of
    
unsolicited bulk electronic mail, an injured electronic mail service provider may also recover attorney's fees and costs, and may elect, in lieu of actual damages, to recover the greater of $10 for each unsolicited electronic mail advertisement transmitted in violation of this Section, or $25,000 per day.
        (6) The provisions of this Section shall not be
    
construed to limit any person's right to pursue any additional civil remedy otherwise allowed by law.
    (c) Whoever suffers loss by reason of a violation of subdivision (a)(4) of this Section may, in a civil action against the violator, obtain appropriate relief. In a civil action under this Section, the court may award to the prevailing party reasonable attorney's fees and other litigation expenses.
(Source: P.A. 99-775, eff. 8-12-16.)

720 ILCS 5/17-52

    (720 ILCS 5/17-52) (was 720 ILCS 5/16D-4)
    Sec. 17-52. Aggravated computer tampering.
    (a) A person commits aggravated computer tampering when he or she commits computer tampering as set forth in paragraph (a)(3) of Section 17-51 and he or she knowingly:
        (1) causes disruption of or interference with vital
    
services or operations of State or local government or a public utility; or
        (2) creates a strong probability of death or great
    
bodily harm to one or more individuals.
    (b) Sentence.
        (1) A person who commits aggravated computer
    
tampering as set forth in paragraph (a)(1) of this Section is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
        (2) A person who commits aggravated computer
    
tampering as set forth in paragraph (a)(2) of this Section is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-52.5

    (720 ILCS 5/17-52.5) (was 720 ILCS 5/16D-5.5)
    Sec. 17-52.5. Unlawful use of encryption.
    (a) For the purpose of this Section:
        "Computer" means an electronic device which performs
    
logical, arithmetic, and memory functions by manipulations of electronic or magnetic impulses and includes all equipment related to the computer in a system or network.
        "Computer contaminant" means any data, information,
    
image, program, signal, or sound that is designated or has the capability to: (1) contaminate, corrupt, consume, damage, destroy, disrupt, modify, record, or transmit; or (2) cause to be contaminated, corrupted, consumed, damaged, destroyed, disrupted, modified, recorded, or transmitted, any other data, information, image, program, signal, or sound contained in a computer, system, or network without the knowledge or consent of the person who owns the other data, information, image, program, signal, or sound or the computer, system, or network.
        "Computer contaminant" includes, without limitation:
    
(1) a virus, worm, or Trojan horse; (2) spyware that tracks computer activity and is capable of recording and transmitting such information to third parties; or (3) any other similar data, information, image, program, signal, or sound that is designed or has the capability to prevent, impede, delay, or disrupt the normal operation or use of any component, device, equipment, system, or network.
        "Encryption" means the use of any protective or
    
disruptive measure, including, without limitation, cryptography, enciphering, encoding, or a computer contaminant, to: (1) prevent, impede, delay, or disrupt access to any data, information, image, program, signal, or sound; (2) cause or make any data, information, image, program, signal, or sound unintelligible or unusable; or (3) prevent, impede, delay, or disrupt the normal operation or use of any component, device, equipment, system, or network.
        "Network" means a set of related, remotely connected
    
devices and facilities, including more than one system, with the capability to transmit data among any of the devices and facilities. The term includes, without limitation, a local, regional, or global computer network.
        "Program" means an ordered set of data representing
    
coded instructions or statements which can be executed by a computer and cause the computer to perform one or more tasks.
        "System" means a set of related equipment, whether or
    
not connected, which is used with or for a computer.
    (b) A person shall not knowingly use or attempt to use encryption, directly or indirectly, to:
        (1) commit, facilitate, further, or promote any
    
criminal offense;
        (2) aid, assist, or encourage another person to
    
commit any criminal offense;
        (3) conceal evidence of the commission of any
    
criminal offense; or
        (4) conceal or protect the identity of a person who
    
has committed any criminal offense.
    (c) Telecommunications carriers and information service providers are not liable under this Section, except for willful and wanton misconduct, for providing encryption services used by others in violation of this Section.
    (d) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless the encryption was used or attempted to be used to commit an offense for which a greater penalty is provided by law. If the encryption was used or attempted to be used to commit an offense for which a greater penalty is provided by law, the person shall be punished as prescribed by law for that offense.
    (e) A person who violates this Section commits a criminal offense that is separate and distinct from any other criminal offense and may be prosecuted and convicted under this Section whether or not the person or any other person is or has been prosecuted or convicted for any other criminal offense arising out of the same facts as the violation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-942, eff. 1-1-09; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-54

    (720 ILCS 5/17-54) (was 720 ILCS 5/16D-7)
    Sec. 17-54. Evidence of lack of authority. For the purposes of Sections 17-50 through 17-52, the trier of fact may infer that a person accessed a computer without the authorization of its owner or in excess of the authority granted if the person accesses or causes to be accessed a computer, which access requires a confidential or proprietary code which has not been issued to or authorized for use by that person. This Section does not apply to a person who acquires access in compliance with the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (2015).
(Source: P.A. 99-775, eff. 8-12-16.)

720 ILCS 5/17-55

    (720 ILCS 5/17-55)
    Sec. 17-55. Definitions. For the purposes of Sections 17-50 through 17-53:
    In addition to its meaning as defined in Section 15-1 of this Code, "property" means: (1) electronic impulses; (2) electronically produced data; (3) confidential, copyrighted, or proprietary information; (4) private identification codes or numbers which permit access to a computer by authorized computer users or generate billings to consumers for purchase of goods and services, including but not limited to credit card transactions and telecommunications services or permit electronic fund transfers; (5) software or programs in either machine or human readable form; or (6) any other tangible or intangible item relating to a computer or any part thereof.
    "Access" means to use, instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve or intercept data from, or otherwise utilize any services of, a computer, a network, or data.
    "Services" includes but is not limited to computer time, data manipulation, or storage functions.
    "Vital services or operations" means those services or operations required to provide, operate, maintain, and repair network cabling, transmission, distribution, or computer facilities necessary to ensure or protect the public health, safety, or welfare. Those services or operations include, but are not limited to, services provided by medical personnel or institutions, fire departments, emergency services agencies, national defense contractors, armed forces or militia personnel, private and public utility companies, or law enforcement agencies.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 35

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 35 heading)
SUBDIVISION 35. MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL FRAUD
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-56

    (720 ILCS 5/17-56) (was 720 ILCS 5/16-1.3)
    Sec. 17-56. Financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability.
    (a) A person commits financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability when he or she stands in a position of trust or confidence with the elderly person or a person with a disability and he or she knowingly and by deception or intimidation obtains control over the property of an elderly person or a person with a disability or illegally uses the assets or resources of an elderly person or a person with a disability.
    (b) Sentence. Financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability is: (1) a Class 4 felony if the value of the property is $300 or less, (2) a Class 3 felony if the value of the property is more than $300 but less than $5,000, (3) a Class 2 felony if the value of the property is $5,000 or more but less than $50,000, and (4) a Class 1 felony if the value of the property is $50,000 or more or if the elderly person is over 70 years of age and the value of the property is $15,000 or more or if the elderly person is 80 years of age or older and the value of the property is $5,000 or more.
    (c) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Elderly person" means a person 60 years of age
    
or older.
        (2) "Person with a disability" means a person who
    
suffers from a physical or mental impairment resulting from disease, injury, functional disorder or congenital condition that impairs the individual's mental or physical ability to independently manage his or her property or financial resources, or both.
        (3) "Intimidation" means the communication to an
    
elderly person or a person with a disability that he or she shall be deprived of food and nutrition, shelter, prescribed medication or medical care and treatment or conduct as provided in Section 12-6 of this Code.
        (4) "Deception" means, in addition to its meaning as
    
defined in Section 15-4 of this Code, a misrepresentation or concealment of material fact relating to the terms of a contract or agreement entered into with the elderly person or person with a disability or to the existing or pre-existing condition of any of the property involved in such contract or agreement; or the use or employment of any misrepresentation, false pretense or false promise in order to induce, encourage or solicit the elderly person or person with a disability to enter into a contract or agreement.
    The illegal use of the assets or resources of an elderly person or a person with a disability includes, but is not limited to, the misappropriation of those assets or resources by undue influence, breach of a fiduciary relationship, fraud, deception, extortion, or use of the assets or resources contrary to law.
    A person stands in a position of trust and confidence with an elderly person or person with a disability when he (i) is a parent, spouse, adult child or other relative by blood or marriage of the elderly person or person with a disability, (ii) is a joint tenant or tenant in common with the elderly person or person with a disability, (iii) has a legal or fiduciary relationship with the elderly person or person with a disability, (iv) is a financial planning or investment professional, or (v) is a paid or unpaid caregiver for the elderly person or person with a disability.
    (d) Limitations. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the remedies available to the victim under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
    (e) Good faith efforts. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to impose criminal liability on a person who has made a good faith effort to assist the elderly person or person with a disability in the management of his or her property, but through no fault of his or her own has been unable to provide such assistance.
    (f) Not a defense. It shall not be a defense to financial exploitation of an elderly person or person with a disability that the accused reasonably believed that the victim was not an elderly person or person with a disability.
    (g) Civil Liability. A civil cause of action exists for financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability as described in subsection (a) of this Section. A person against whom a civil judgment has been entered for financial exploitation of an elderly person or person with a disability shall be liable to the victim or to the estate of the victim in damages of treble the amount of the value of the property obtained, plus reasonable attorney fees and court costs. In a civil action under this subsection, the burden of proof that the defendant committed financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability as described in subsection (a) of this Section shall be by a preponderance of the evidence. This subsection shall be operative whether or not the defendant has been charged or convicted of the criminal offense as described in subsection (a) of this Section. This subsection (g) shall not limit or affect the right of any person to bring any cause of action or seek any remedy available under the common law, or other applicable law, arising out of the financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability.
    (h) If a person is charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability that involves the taking or loss of property valued at more than $5,000, a prosecuting attorney may file a petition with the circuit court of the county in which the defendant has been charged to freeze the assets of the defendant in an amount equal to but not greater than the alleged value of lost or stolen property in the defendant's pending criminal proceeding for purposes of restitution to the victim. The burden of proof required to freeze the defendant's assets shall be by a preponderance of the evidence.
(Source: P.A. 99-272, eff. 1-1-16.)

720 ILCS 5/17-57

    (720 ILCS 5/17-57) (was 720 ILCS 5/17-28)
    Sec. 17-57. Defrauding drug and alcohol screening tests.
    (a) It is unlawful for a person to:
        (1) manufacture, sell, give away, distribute, or
    
market synthetic or human substances or other products in this State or transport urine into this State with the intent of using the synthetic or human substances or other products to defraud a drug or alcohol screening test;
        (2) substitute or spike a sample or advertise a
    
sample substitution or other spiking device or measure, with the intent of attempting to foil or defeat a drug or alcohol screening test;
        (3) adulterate synthetic or human substances with the
    
intent to defraud a drug or alcohol screening test; or
        (4) manufacture, sell, or possess adulterants that
    
are intended to be used to adulterate synthetic or human substances with the intent of defrauding a drug or alcohol screening test.
    (b) The trier of fact may infer intent to violate this Section if a heating element or any other device used to thwart a drug or alcohol screening test accompanies the sale, giving, distribution, or marketing of synthetic or human substances or other products or instructions that provide a method for thwarting a drug or alcohol screening test accompany the sale, giving, distribution, or marketing of synthetic or human substances or other products.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony for which the court shall impose a minimum fine of $1,000.
    (d) For the purposes of this Section, "drug or alcohol screening test" includes, but is not limited to, urine testing, hair follicle testing, perspiration testing, saliva testing, blood testing, fingernail testing, and eye drug testing.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-58

    (720 ILCS 5/17-58) (was 720 ILCS 5/17-16)
    Sec. 17-58. Fraudulent production of infant. A person who fraudulently produces an infant, falsely pretending it to have been born of parents whose child would be entitled to a share of a personal estate, or to inherit real estate, with the intent of intercepting the inheritance of the real estate, or the distribution of the personal property from a person lawfully entitled to the personal property, is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-59

    (720 ILCS 5/17-59) (was 720 ILCS 5/39-1)
    Sec. 17-59. Criminal usury.
    (a) A person commits criminal usury when, in exchange for either a loan of money or other property or forbearance from the collection of such a loan, he or she knowingly contracts for or receives from an individual, directly or indirectly, interest, discount, or other consideration at a rate greater than 20% per annum either before or after the maturity of the loan.
    (b) When a person has in his or her personal or constructive possession records, memoranda, or other documentary record of usurious loans, the trier of fact may infer that he or she has violated subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Sentence. Criminal usury is a Class 4 felony.
    (d) Non-application to licensed persons. This Section does not apply to any loan authorized to be made by any person licensed under the Consumer Installment Loan Act or to any loan permitted by Sections 4, 4.2 and 4a of the Interest Act or by any other law of this State.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-60

    (720 ILCS 5/17-60) (was 720 ILCS 5/17-7)
    Sec. 17-60. Promotion of pyramid sales schemes.
    (a) A person who knowingly sells, offers to sell, or attempts to sell the right to participate in a pyramid sales scheme commits a Class A misdemeanor.
    (b) The term "pyramid sales scheme" means any plan or operation whereby a person, in exchange for money or other thing of value, acquires the opportunity to receive a benefit or thing of value, which is primarily based upon the inducement of additional persons, by himself or others, regardless of number, to participate in the same plan or operation and is not primarily contingent on the volume or quantity of goods, services, or other property sold or distributed or to be sold or distributed to persons for purposes of resale to consumers. For purposes of this subsection, "money or other thing of value" shall not include payments made for sales demonstration equipment and materials furnished on a nonprofit basis for use in making sales and not for resale.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-61

    (720 ILCS 5/17-61)
    Sec. 17-61. Unauthorized use of university stationery.
    (a) No person, firm or corporation shall use the official stationery or seal or a facsimile thereof, of any State supported university, college or other institution of higher education or any organization thereof unless approved in writing in advance by the university, college or institution of higher education affected, for any private promotional scheme wherein it is made to appear that the organization or university, college or other institution of higher education is endorsing the private promotional scheme.
    (b) A violation of this Section is a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/17-62

    (720 ILCS 5/17-62)
    Sec. 17-62. Unlawful possession of device for manufacturing a false universal price code label. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly possess a device the purpose of which is to manufacture a false, counterfeit, altered, or simulated universal price code label. A violation of this Section is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)