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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVI
Chapter 831
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F.S. 831.18
831.18 Making or possessing instruments for forging bills.Whoever engraves, makes, or amends, or begins to engrave, make, or amend, any plate, block, press, or other tool, instrument, or implement, or makes or provides any paper or other material, adapted and designed for the making of a false and counterfeit note, certificate, or other bill of credit, purporting to be issued by lawful authority for a debt of this state, or a false or counterfeit note or bill, in the similitude of the notes or bills issued by any bank or banking company established in this state, or within the United States, or in any foreign province, state, or government; and whoever has in his or her possession any such plate or block engraved in any part, or any press or other tool, instrument, or any paper or other material adapted and designed as aforesaid, with intent to issue the same, or to cause or permit the same to be used in forging or making any such false and counterfeit certificates, bills, or notes, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 9, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2496; GS 3377; RGS 5225; CGL 7343; s. 1296, ch. 97-102; s. 9, ch. 2010-117.