Forgery is defined as the creation, modification, use, or possession of a fake paper or document with the intent to commit fraud. It includes the use of a valuable object’s replication in an attempt to trick others. Forgery can take many different forms, such as fabricating contracts or signing a check in someone else’s name.
By generating a fictitious legal document or changing an already existent one, forgery is the act of enhancing one’s financial situation. Usually, this is done at the expense of another party. Forgery is a serious crime.
This includes checks that have your account number but someone else’s account information, as well as checks that have both their name and your account number. You can fill out the Forgery Affidavit if you are the victim of check or money order fraud.