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90_HB3414 720 ILCS 5/17-1 from Ch. 38, par. 17-1 Amends provisions of the Criminal Code of 1961 making it a deceptive practice for a person to offer a check in payment of a fee to a Clerk of the Circuit Court when the person knows the check will not be paid. Effective immediately. LRB9010822WHmg LRB9010822WHmg 1 AN ACT to amend the Criminal Code of 1961 by changing 2 Section 17-1. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by 6 changing Section 17-1 as follows: 7 (720 ILCS 5/17-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 17-1) 8 Sec. 17-1. Deceptive practices. (A) As used in this 9 Section: 10 (i) A financial institution means any bank, savings and 11 loan association, credit union, or other depository of money, 12 or medium of savings and collective investment. 13 (ii) An account holder is any person, having a checking 14 account or savings account in a financial institution. 15 (iii) To act with the "intent to defraud" means to act 16 wilfully, and with the specific intent to deceive or cheat, 17 for the purpose of causing financial loss to another, or to 18 bring some financial gain to oneself. It is not necessary to 19 establish that any person was actually defrauded or deceived. 20 (B) General Deception 21 A person commits a deceptive practice when, with intent to 22 defraud: 23 (a) He causes another, by deception or threat to execute 24 a document disposing of property or a document by which a 25 pecuniary obligation is incurred, or 26 (b) Being an officer, manager or other person 27 participating in the direction of a financial institution, he 28 knowingly receives or permits the receipt of a deposit or 29 other investment, knowing that the institution is insolvent, 30 or 31 (c) He knowingly makes or directs another to make a -2- LRB9010822WHmg 1 false or deceptive statement addressed to the public for the 2 purpose of promoting the sale of property or services, or 3 (d) With intent to obtain control over property or to 4 pay for property, labor or services of another, or to pay a 5 fee to a Clerk of the Circuit Court, or in satisfaction of an 6 obligation for payment of tax under the Retailers' Occupation 7 Tax Act or any other tax due to the State of Illinois, he 8 issues or delivers a check or other order upon a real or 9 fictitious depository for the payment of money, knowing that 10 it will not be paid by the depository. Failure to have 11 sufficient funds or credit with the depository when the check 12 or other order is issued or delivered, or when such check or 13 other order is presented for payment and dishonored on each 14 of 2 occasions at least 7 days apart, is prima facie evidence 15 that the offender knows that it will not be paid by the 16 depository, and that he has the intent to defraud. 17 (e) He issues or delivers a check or other order upon a 18 real or fictitious depository in an amount exceeding $150 in 19 payment of an amount owed on any credit transaction for 20 property, labor or services, or in payment of the entire 21 amount owed on any credit transaction for property, labor or 22 services, knowing that it will not be paid by the depository, 23 and thereafter fails to provide funds or credit with the 24 depository in the face amount of the check or order within 25 seven days of receiving actual notice from the depository or 26 payee of the dishonor of the check or order. 27 Sentence. 28 A person convicted of deceptive practice under paragraphs 29 (a) through (e) of this subsection (B), except as otherwise 30 provided by this Section, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. 31 A person convicted of a deceptive practice in violation 32 of paragraph (d) a second or subsequent time shall be guilty 33 of a Class 4 felony. 34 A person convicted of deceptive practices in violation of -3- LRB9010822WHmg 1 paragraph (d), when the value of the property so obtained, in 2 a single transaction, or in separate transactions within a 90 3 day period, exceeds $150, shall be guilty of a Class 4 4 felony. In the case of a prosecution for separate 5 transactions totaling more than $150 within a 90 day period, 6 such separate transactions shall be alleged in a single 7 charge and provided in a single prosecution. 8 (C) Deception on a Bank or Other Financial Institution 9 False Statements 10 1) Any person who, with the intent to defraud, makes or 11 causes to be made, any false statement in writing in order to 12 obtain an account with a bank or other financial institution, 13 or to obtain credit from a bank or other financial 14 institution, knowing such writing to be false, and with the 15 intent that it be relied upon, is guilty of a Class A 16 misdemeanor. 17 For purposes of this subsection (C), a false statement 18 shall mean any false statement representing identity, 19 address, or employment, or the identity, address or 20 employment of any person, firm or corporation. 21 Possession of Stolen or Fraudulently Obtained Checks 22 2) Any person who possesses, with the intent to defraud, 23 any check or order for the payment of money, upon a real or 24 fictitious account, without the consent of the account 25 holder, or the issuing financial institution, is guilty of a 26 Class A misdemeanor. 27 Any person who, within any 12 month period, violates this 28 Section with respect to 3 or more checks or orders for the 29 payment of money at the same time or consecutively, each the 30 property of a different account holder or financial 31 institution, is guilty of a Class 4 felony. 32 3) Possession of Implements of Check Fraud. Any person 33 who possesses, with the intent to defraud, and without the 34 authority of the account holder or financial institution any -4- LRB9010822WHmg 1 check imprinter, signature imprinter, or "certified" stamp is 2 guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. 3 A person who within any 12 month period violates this 4 subsection (C) as to possession of 3 or more such devices at 5 the same time or consecutively, is guilty of a Class 4 6 felony. 7 Possession of Identification Card 8 4) Any person, who with the intent to defraud, possesses 9 any check guarantee card or key card or identification card 10 for cash dispensing machines without the authority of the 11 account holder or financial institution, is guilty of a Class 12 A misdemeanor. 13 A person who, within any 12 month period, violates this 14 Section at the same time or consecutively with respect to 3 15 or more cards, each the property of different account 16 holders, is guilty of a class 4 felony. 17 A person convicted under this Section, when the value of 18 property so obtained, in a single transaction, or in separate 19 transactions within any 90 day period, exceeds $150 shall be 20 guilty of a Class 4 felony. 21 (Source: P.A. 84-897.) 22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 23 becoming law.
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