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

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.)