Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 32.47. Fraudulent Destruction, Removal, or Concealment of Writing
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(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to defraud or harm another, he destroys, removes, conceals, alters, substitutes, or otherwise impairs the verity, legibility, or availability of a writing, other than a governmental record.
(b) For purposes of this section, “writing” includes:
(1) printing or any other method of recording information;
(2) money, coins, tokens, stamps, seals, credit cards, badges, trademarks;
(3) symbols of value, right, privilege, or identification; and
(4) universal product codes, labels, price tags, or markings on goods.
(c) Except as provided in Subsection (d), an offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) An offense under this section is a state jail felony if the writing:
(1) is a will or codicil of another, whether or not the maker is alive or dead and whether or not it has been admitted to probate; or
(2) is a deed, mortgage, deed of trust, security instrument, security agreement, or other writing for which the law provides public recording or filing, whether or not the writing has been acknowledged.
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