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1. A person commits an offense if the person knowingly causes to be presented for filing in a filing office, or promotes the filing in a filing office, of a financing statement record that the person knows:
a. Not to be authorized under section 41-09-80 or 41-09-130 by the natural person whose name was provided as an individual debtor in the financing statement; and
b. Was filed or presented for filing with the intent that:
(1) The financing statement record be used to harass or hinder the natural person whose name was provided as an individual debtor in the financing statement record without that person's authorization; or
(2) The financing statement record be used to defraud any person.
2. An offense under this section is a class A misdemeanor, unless it is alleged and shown at the trial of the offense that the person had previously been convicted under this provision on two or more occasions, in which event the offense is a class C felony.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 41. Uniform Commercial Code § 41-10-02. Criminal penalty - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-41-uniform-commercial-code/nd-cent-code-sect-41-10-02/
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