2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 946. Crimes against government and its administration.
946.79 False statements to financial institutions.

946.79

946.79 False statements to financial institutions.

946.79(1)

(1) In this section:

946.79(1)(a)

(a) "Financial institution" means a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, loan company, sales finance company, insurance premium finance company, community currency exchange, seller of checks, insurance company, trust company, securities broker-dealer, as defined in s. 551.102 (4), mortgage banker, mortgage broker, pawnbroker, as defined in s. 134.71 (1) (e), telegraph company, or dealer in precious metals, stones, or jewels.

946.79(1)(b)

(b) "Financial transaction information" means information being submitted to a financial institution in connection with a transaction with that financial institution.

946.79(1)(c)

(c) "Monetary instrument" includes any of the following:

946.79(1)(c)1.

1. Coin or currency of the United States or any other country.

946.79(1)(c)2.

2. Traveler's check, personal check, money order, or share draft or other draft for payment.

946.79(1)(c)3.

3. Investment security or negotiable instrument, in bearer form, book entry, or other form that provides that title to the security or instrument passes upon delivery or transfer of the security or instrument.

946.79(1)(c)4.

4. Precious metals, stones, or jewels.

946.79(1)(d)

(d) "Personal identification document" has the meaning given in s. 943.201 (1) (a).

946.79(1)(e)

(e) "Personal identifying information" has the meaning given in s. 943.201 (1) (b).

946.79(1)(f)

(f) "Transaction" means the acquisition or disposition of property by any means, including any of the following:

946.79(1)(f)1.

1. The purchase, sale, trade, transfer, transmission, exchange, loan, pledge, investment, delivery, deposit, or withdrawal of a monetary instrument.

946.79(1)(f)2.

2. The use of a safe deposit box.

946.79(1)(f)3.

3. The extension of credit.

946.79(2)

(2) Whoever knowingly does any of the following in connection with the submission of financial transaction information is guilty of a Class H felony:

946.79(2)(a)

(a) Falsifies or conceals or attempts to falsify or conceal an individual's identity.

946.79(2)(b)

(b) Makes a false statement regarding an individual's identity.

946.79(2)(c)

(c) Makes or uses a writing containing false information regarding an individual's identity.

946.79(2)(d)

(d) Uses a false personal identification document or false personal identifying information.

946.79 - ANNOT.

History: 2003 a. 36; 2007 a. 196.

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