Code of Virginia

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Code of Virginia
Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally
10/20/2018

Chapter 6. Crimes Involving FraudRead Chapter

  • Article 1. ForgeryRead all
  • § 18.2-168
    Forging public records, etc.
    § 18.2-169
    Forging, or keeping an instrument for forging, a seal
    § 18.2-170
    Forging coin or bank notes
    § 18.2-171
    Making or having anything designed for forging any writing, etc.
    § 18.2-172
    Forging, uttering, etc., other writings
    § 18.2-172.1
    Falsifying or altering and fraudulently using transcripts or diplomas; penalty
    § 18.2-172.2
    Maliciously affixing another's signature to writing; penalty
    § 18.2-173
    Having in possession forged coin or bank notes
  • Article 2. ImpersonationRead all
  • § 18.2-174
    Impersonating law-enforcement officer; penalty
    § 18.2-174.1
    Impersonating certain public safety personnel; penalty
    § 18.2-175
    Unlawful wearing of officer's uniform or insignia; unlawful use of vehicle with word "police" shown thereon
    § 18.2-176
    Unauthorized wearing or displaying on motor vehicles of any button, insignia or emblem of certain associations or societies or of Southern Cross of Honor
    § 18.2-177
    Illegal use of insignia
    § 18.2-177.1
    False representation of military status; penalty
  • Article 3. False PretensesRead all
  • § 18.2-178
    Obtaining money or signature, etc., by false pretense
    § 18.2-178.1
    Financial exploitation of mentally incapacitated persons; penalty
    § 18.2-179
    Unlawful operation of coin box telephone, parking meter, vending machine, etc.
    § 18.2-180
    Manufacture, etc., of slugs, etc., for such unlawful use
  • Article 4. Bad Check LawRead all
  • § 18.2-181
    Issuing bad checks, etc., larceny
    § 18.2-181.1
    Issuance of bad checks
    § 18.2-182
    Issuing bad checks on behalf of business firm or corporation in payment of wages; penalty
    § 18.2-182.1
    Issuing bad checks in payment of taxes
    § 18.2-183
    Issuance of bad check prima facie evidence of intent and knowledge; notice by certified or registered mail
    § 18.2-184
    Presumption as to notation attached to check, draft or order
    § 18.2-185
    Evidence and presumptions in malicious prosecution actions after issuance of bad check
  • Article 5. False Representations to Obtain Property or CreditRead all
  • § 18.2-186
    False statements to obtain property or credit
    § 18.2-186.1
    Repealed
    § 18.2-186.2
    False statements or failure to disclose material facts in order to obtain aid or benefits under any local, state or federal housing assistance program
    § 18.2-186.3
    Identity theft; penalty; restitution; victim assistance
    § 18.2-186.3:1
    Identity fraud; consumer reporting agencies; police reports
    § 18.2-186.4
    Use of a person's identity with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass; penalty
    § 18.2-186.4:1
    Internet publication of personal information of certain public officials
    § 18.2-186.5
    Expungement of false identity information from police and court records; Identity Theft Passport
    § 18.2-186.6
    Breach of personal information notification
    § 18.2-187
    Repealed
    § 18.2-187.1
    Obtaining or attempting to obtain oil, electric, gas, water, telephone, telegraph, cable television or electronic communication service without payment; penalty; civil liability
    § 18.2-187.2
    Audiovisual recording of motion pictures unlawful; penalty
    § 18.2-188
    Defrauding hotels, motels, campgrounds, boardinghouses, etc.
    § 18.2-188.1
    Defrauding person having a lien on an animal; penalty
    § 18.2-189
    Defrauding keeper of motor vehicles or watercraft
    § 18.2-190
    Fraudulent misrepresentation as to breed of bull or cattle
  • Article 7. Miscellaneous False and Fraudulent ActsRead all
  • § 18.2-200
    Failure to perform promise to deliver crop, etc., in return for advances
    § 18.2-200.1
    Failure to perform promise for construction, etc., in return for advances
    § 18.2-201
    Advances secured by fraudulent promise to perform agricultural labor
    § 18.2-202
    Repealed
    § 18.2-204
    False statement for the purpose of defrauding industrial sick benefit company
    § 18.2-204.1
    Fraudulent use of birth certificates, etc.; penalty
    § 18.2-204.2
    Manufacture, sale, etc., or possession of fictitious, facsimile or simulated official license or identification; penalty
    § 18.2-204.3
    Transfers for the sole or primary purpose of obtaining a lower unemployment tax rate; penalty
    § 18.2-205
    False pretense in obtaining registration of cattle and other animals and giving false pedigree
    § 18.2-206
    Procuring an animal, aircraft, vehicle or boat with intent to defraud
    § 18.2-207
    Making false entry, etc., in marriage register, etc.
    § 18.2-208
    Making false statement, etc., for marriage record, etc.
    § 18.2-209
    False publications
    § 18.2-209.1
    Penalties for false certificate or failure to give bond
    § 18.2-209.2
    Failure of clerk to give notice of appointment of special commissioner to collect purchase money or rent
    § 18.2-210
    Stamping, etc., on newspapers, any word, etc., to cause belief it was done by publisher; circulating such newspapers
    § 18.2-211
    Repealed
    § 18.2-212
    Calling or summoning emergency medical services vehicle or firefighting apparatus without just cause; maliciously activating fire alarms; venue
    § 18.2-212.1
    Unlawful for person not blind or incapacitated to carry white, white tipped with red or metallic cane
    § 18.2-213
    Simulation of warrants, processes, writs and notices
    § 18.2-213.1
    Obtaining certification as small, women-owned, or minority-owned business by deception; penalty
    § 18.2-213.2
    Filing false lien or encumbrance against another
  • Article 8. Misrepresentations and Other Offenses Connected with SalesRead all
  • § 18.2-214
    Changing or removing, etc., trademarks, identification marks, etc.
    § 18.2-214.1
    Penalties for failure to report removal or alteration of identification or serial number on business machines
    § 18.2-215
    Removal or alteration of identification numbers on household electrical appliances; possession of such appliances
    § 18.2-216
    Untrue, deceptive or misleading advertising, inducements, writings or documents
    § 18.2-216.1
    Unauthorized use of name or picture of any person; punishment
    § 18.2-217
    Advertising merchandise, etc., for sale with intent not to sell at price or terms advertised; prima facie evidence of violation
    § 18.2-218
    Failure to indicate goods, etc., are "seconds," "irregulars," "secondhand," etc.
    § 18.2-219
    Repealed
    § 18.2-220
    Use of word "wholesale" or "wholesaler."
    § 18.2-221
    Advertising new or used automobiles or trucks
    § 18.2-222
    Misrepresentation as to source of merchandise; penalty
    § 18.2-223
    "Going out of business" sales; permit required
    § 18.2-224
    "Going out of business" sales; counties, cities and towns to issue permits; inspections; application for permit; inventory required; commingling of other goods prohibited; duration; additional permits; inclusion of permit number and dates in advertisements; fee
    § 18.2-225
    Misrepresentations as to agricultural products
    § 18.2-226
    Fraud and misrepresentation in sale of liquid fuels, lubricating oils and similar products
    § 18.2-227
    Same; sale from pump indicating other brand
    § 18.2-228
    Same; imitating indicia of other brands
    § 18.2-229
    Same; false trade name or mixing brands
    § 18.2-230
    Same; assisting in violation of §§ 18.2-226 through 18.2-229
    § 18.2-231
    Same; label required
    § 18.2-232
    Same; punishment for violation of §§ 18.2-226 through 18.2-231
    § 18.2-233
    Sale of goods marked "sterling" and "sterling silver."
    § 18.2-234
    Sale of goods marked "coin" and "coin silver."
    § 18.2-235
    Regulating sale of merchandise made of gold
    § 18.2-236
    Repealed
    § 18.2-237
    Buying, etc., certain secondhand materials; intent; possession
    § 18.2-238
    Buying, etc., pig iron, etc., with intent to defraud; possession; evidence of intent
    § 18.2-239
    Pyramid promotional schemes; misdemeanor; definitions; contracts void
    § 18.2-240
    Same; injunction
    § 18.2-241
    Acceptance of promissory notes in payment for food sold at retail
    § 18.2-242
    Use of games, lotteries, etc., for promoting sale of certain products
    § 18.2-242.1
    Certain referral transactions in connection with consumer sales or leases prohibited; effect of such transactions
    § 18.2-243
    When issuer or distributor of advertisements not guilty of violation; inadvertent error
    § 18.2-244
    Right to select clientele or customers not affected
    § 18.2-245
    Enjoining violation of this article
    § 18.2-246
    Penalty in general for violations