Under PA law, a person may be charged with forgery if he intentionally and/or knowingly (1)alters any writing of another without his authority; (2)makes, completes, executes, authenticates, issues or transfers any writing that he purports to be of another person without that persons authority or (3)utters any writing which he knows to be forged in a manner specified in paragraphs (1) or (2).

Depending on the context of the forgery, it can be categorized as an F2 (money, securities, postage or revenue stamps, government instrument, stock, bond, etc.); F3 (will, deed, contract, release, commercial instrument, or other document affecting legal relations) or M1 (most other instances).

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