Sec. 12 . (a) As used in this section, “financial institution” refers to a state or federally chartered bank, savings bank, savings association, or credit union.
(b) A person who knowingly or intentionally obtains property, through a scheme or artifice, with intent to defraud:
(1) by issuing or delivering a check, a draft, an electronic debit, or an order on a financial institution:
(A) knowing that the check, draft, order, or electronic debit will not be paid or honored by the financial institution upon presentment in the usual course of business;
(B) using false or altered evidence of identity or residence;
(C) using a false or an altered account number; or
(D) using a false or an altered check, draft, order or electronic instrument;
(A) depositing the minimum initial deposit required to open an account; and
(B) either making no additional deposits or making insufficient additional deposits to insure debits to the account; or
(3) by opening accounts with more than one (1) financial institution in either a consecutive or concurrent time period;
commits check fraud, a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) However, an offense under subsection (b) is:
(1) a Level 6 felony if the aggregate amount of property obtained is at least seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) and less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000); and
(2) a Level 5 felony if the aggregate amount of the property obtained is at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
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