2016 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 68. Revenue and Taxation
§68-218.1. False or bogus check - Penalties.

68 OK Stat § 68-218.1 (2016) What's This?

A. Any person who shall knowingly give a false or bogus check, as defined in this section, of a value less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) in payment or remittance of any taxes, fees, penalties, or interest levied pursuant to any state tax law shall be, upon conviction, guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. If the value of the false or bogus check referred to in this subsection is Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or more, such person shall be, upon conviction, guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not more than ten (10) years or by both such fine and imprisonment.

B. Any person who shall knowingly give two or more false or bogus checks, the total sum of which is Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or more, even though each separate instrument is written for less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), in payment or remittance of any taxes, fees, penalties, or interest levied pursuant to any state tax law shall be, upon conviction, guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not more than ten (10) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

C. For purposes of this section, the term “false or bogus check or checks” shall include any check or order which is not honored on account of insufficient funds of the maker to pay same, or because the check or order was drawn on a closed account or on a nonexistent account. The making, drawing, uttering or delivering of a check or order, the payment of which is refused by the drawee, shall be prima facie evidence of the knowledge of insufficient funds, a closed account, or a nonexistent account with such bank or other depository drawee. Said term shall not include any check or order not honored on account of insufficient funds if the maker or drawer shall pay the drawee thereof the amount due within five (5) days from the date the same is presented for payment nor any check or order that is not presented for payment within thirty (30) days after same is delivered and accepted.

Added by Laws 1986, c. 218, § 8, emerg. eff. June 9, 1986. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 133, § 551, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 401, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 437, § 32, eff. July 1, 2001.

NOTE: Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 551 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.

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