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NJ Fraud Crimes: Falsifying Government Documents

On January 14, 2013, a Newark woman pled guilty to falsifying government records after she allegedly produced a forged Nurse Aide Certification and a forged Employment Qualification Card when applying for a job for a home health aide. In the State of New Jersey, falsifying government records is a fraud crime. N.J.S.2C: 21-2.1 states:

a. A person who knowingly sells, offers or exposes for sale, or otherwise transfers, or possesses with the intent to sell, offer or expose for sale, or otherwise transfer, a document, printed form or other writing which falsely purposes to be a driver's license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person's identity or age or any other personal identifying information is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

b. A person who knowingly makes, or possesses devices or materials to make, a document, or other writing which falsely purports to be a driver's license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person's identity or age or any other personal identifying information is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

c. A person who knowingly exhibits, displays or utters a document or other writing which falsely purports to be a driver's license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person's identity or age or any other personal identifying information is guilty of a crime of the third degree. . . .

d. A person who knowingly possess a document or other writing which false purports to be a driver's license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person's identity or age or any other personal identifying information is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

The Newark woman was sentenced to six (6) months in jail. If you have been arrested for fraud, forgery, falsifying government documents, or presenting a fake ID to purchase alcohol, do not hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to aggressively fight to dismiss or reduce your charges.

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