(1) an unauthorized change in an instrument that purports to modify in any respect
the obligation of a party; or
(2) an unauthorized addition of words or numbers or other change to an incomplete
instrument relating to the obligation of a party.
(b) Except as provided in Subsection (c), an alteration fraudulently made discharges
a party whose obligation is affected by the alteration unless that party assents or
is precluded from asserting the alteration. No other alteration discharges a party, and the instrument may be enforced according
to its original terms.
(c) A payor bank or drawee paying a fraudulently altered instrument or a person taking
it for value, in good faith and without notice of the alteration, may enforce rights
with respect to the instrument:
(1) according to its original terms; or
(2) in the case of an incomplete instrument altered by unauthorized completion, according
to its terms as completed.
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