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

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 (Repealed).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 Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)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 (Repealed).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 Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)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.)