What is the penalty/punishment for forgery ($3100) in the state of Kansas and the state of Georgia? My estranged husband signed my name to a check made out to both of us that he had a court order to sign and return to me with me getting the proceeds.
Optional Information: Richmond Hill, GeorgiaAlready Tried: This is a recent development in the divorce proceedings; so, I have turned over the copy of the check to my atty. But, its the holidays, he's off, etc. My husband has been living in KS but I live in GA.
Kansas: first offense lesser of $500.00 or amount of forged instrument.Georgia: felony offense and sentence 1-5 years for forgery in 2nd degree; or if presented with attempt to receive the funds it is 1st degree felony and sentence is 1-10 years in jail.
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So, since the divorce proceedings are in GA, but he lives in KS-which state would have jurisdiction also, given he had a court order to sign and return to me?
If he signed the check in KS that is where the crime occurred. If he signed the check in GA, that is where the crime occurred. The important event is his location when he committed forgery.
Ok, one last question, after signing both our names, he signed it over to a friend, who then deposited it into his account. Will that person get in trouble, i'm just curious.Thanks.
The only way that the friend would get into trouble would be if the friend knew that this was a forged instrument and knowing that assisted the forger in attempting to get money on the forged instrument. If all of those things could be proven, the friend might be liable to prosecution.
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