2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 18 - Criminal Code
Article 5 - Offenses Involving Fraud
Part 2 - Fraud in Obtaining Property or Services
§ 18-5-206. Defrauding a secured creditor or debtor

CO Rev Stat ยง 18-5-206 (2016) What's This?

(1) If a person, with intent to defraud a creditor by defeating, impairing, or rendering worthless or unenforceable any security interest, sells, assigns, transfers, conveys, pledges, encumbers, conceals, destroys, or disposes of any collateral subject to a security interest, the person commits:

(a) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2007, p. 1694, 9, effective July 1, 2007.)

(b) A class 1 petty offense if the value of the collateral is less than fifty dollars;

(b.5) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2014.)

(c) A class 3 misdemeanor if the value of the collateral is fifty dollars or more but less than three hundred dollars;

(d) A class 2 misdemeanor if the value of the collateral is three hundred dollars or more but less than seven hundred fifty dollars;

(e) A class 1 misdemeanor if the value of the collateral is seven hundred fifty dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars;

(f) A class 6 felony if the value of the collateral is two thousand dollars or more but less than five thousand dollars;

(g) A class 5 felony if the value of the collateral is five thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars;

(h) A class 4 felony if the value of the collateral is twenty thousand dollars or more but less than one hundred thousand dollars;

(i) A class 3 felony if the value of the collateral is one hundred thousand dollars or more but less than one million dollars; and

(j) A class 2 felony if the value of the collateral is one million dollars or more.

(2) If a creditor, with intent to defraud a debtor, sells, assigns, transfers, conveys, pledges, buys, or encumbers a promissory note or contract signed by the debtor, the creditor commits:

(a) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2007, p. 1694, 9, effective July 1, 2007.)

(b) A class 1 petty offense if the amount owing on the note or contract is less than fifty dollars;

(b.5) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2014.)

(c) A class 3 misdemeanor if the amount owing on the note or contract is fifty dollars or more but less than three hundred dollars;

(d) A class 2 misdemeanor if the amount owing on the note or contract is three hundred dollars or more but less than seven hundred fifty dollars;

(e) A class 1 misdemeanor if the amount owing on the note or contract is seven hundred fifty dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars;

(f) A class 6 felony if the amount owing on the note or contract is two thousand dollars or more but less than five thousand dollars;

(g) A class 5 felony if the amount owing on the note or contract is five thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars;

(h) A class 4 felony if the amount owing on the note or contract is twenty thousand dollars or more but less than one hundred thousand dollars;

(i) A class 3 felony if the amount owing on the note or contract is one hundred thousand dollars or more but less than one million dollars; and

(j) A class 2 felony if the amount owing on the note or contract is one million dollars or more.

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