Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 39: Crimes Affecting Public Trusts

Statute 21-3904: Presenting a false claim. (a) Presenting a false claim is knowingly and with intent to defraud presenting a claim or demand which is false in whole or in part, to a public officer or body authorized to audit, allow or pay such claim.

      (b) (1)   Presenting a false claim for $25,000 or more is a severity level 7, nonperson felony.

      (2)   Presenting a false claim for at least $1,000 but less than $25,000 is a severity level 9, nonperson felony.

      (3)   Presenting a false claim for less than $1,000 is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3904; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 63; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 129; L. 1994, ch. 291, § 37; L. 2006, ch. 194, § 23; May 25.