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720 ILCS 5/32-8.1

    (720 ILCS 5/32-8.1)
    Sec. 32-8.1. Tampering with a certification by a public official.
    (a) A person commits tampering with a certification by a public official when he or she knowingly, without lawful authority, and with the intent to defraud any individual, entity, public officer, or governmental unit, uses a certification or part of a certification by a public official, including but not limited to an apostille, the "great seal of the State of Illinois", or other similar certification, in connection with any document he or she knows or reasonably should know is not the original document for which the public official originally issued the certification.
    (b) Sentence. Tampering with a certification by a public official is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 98-170, eff. 8-5-13.)