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Definition: The altering, copying, or imitation of something, without authority or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine; or, the selling, buying, or possession of an altered, copied, or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or defraud.



Definition: The fraudulent appropriation of money or property by someone entrusted with it's care on behalf of others, but who uses it for his/her own purposes.



Definition: To unlawfully obtain money, property, or any other thing of value, either tangible or intangible, through the use or threat of force misuse of authority, threat of criminal prosecution, threat of destruction of reputation or social standing, or through other coercive means.



Definition: A person commits the offense of stealing leased or rented property if, with the intent to deprive the owner thereof, fails to return the property within the time specified in an agreement in writing providing for the leasing or renting of such personal property.

Failure to Return Leased/Rented Personal Property


Definition: Knowingly obtains control over the property of the elderly person or person with disability with the intent to permanently deprive the person of the use, benefit or possession of his/her property thereby benefiting the offender or detrimentally affecting the elderly person or person with a disability.

Financial Exploitation


Definition: The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or entity in reliance upon it to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right.



Definition: Wrongfully gaining access to another person's or institution's computer software, hardware, or networks without authorized permissions or security clearances.

Fraudulent Computer Intrusions (Hacking)


Definition: With the purpose to defraud, stops payment on a check, draft, or debit device used in payment for the receipt of goods or services.

Fraudulently Stopping Payments


Definition: Uses a credit or debit device for the purpose of obtaining services or property, knowing that the device is stolen, has been revoked or cancelled, or for any other reason use of the device is unauthorized, or cancels such charges or payment after obtaining a property tax receipt to obtain license tags from the Missouri department of revenue.

Fraudulent use of a Credit or Debit Device


Definition: Knowingly and with the intent to deceive or defraud obtains, possesses, transfers, uses or attempts to obtain, transfer or use, one or more means of identification not lawfully issues for his/her use.

Identity Theft


Definition: Falsely representing one's identity or position and acting in the character or position thus unlawfully assumed to deceive others and thereby gain a profit or advantage, enjoy some right or privilege, or subject another person or entity to an expense, charge, or liability that would not have otherwise been incurred.

Passing Bad Checks


Definition: For the purpose of committing forgery, makes, causes to be made, or possesses any plate, mold, instrument or device for making or altering any writing/non-writing.

Possession of Forging Instrumentality


Definition: For the purpose of committing identity theft, manufactures, sells, transfers, or possesses, with intent to sell or transfer, means of identification.

Trafficking in Stolen Identities


If a member is dispatched to a location on any call and determines that a forgery has occurred within the city limits, the member will prepare a report in the _____ _____ _____, unless otherwise directed by the _____ _______ ______.

Records Management System (RMS) / Economic Crimes Section (ECS)


True/False: Prior to making a forgery arrest, permission must be obtained from ECS personnel.



Counterfeit detection pens contain a chemical that reacts with the ____ _____ in U.S. Currency, and will only be used as a tool to detect counterfeit money.

PH Level


When recovering counterfeit currency, the currency ______ ______ will be listed in the property tab of the reporting system, and must be itemized.

Serial Numbers


Citizens wanting to make an initial report regarding identity theft should be advised to respond to a ______ ______.

Division Station - These reports will be completed on a phone-in or walk-in basis


When a vehicle listed in the computer with a felony want is recovered by an outside agency, the _____ ______ ______ will ensure the felony want is cancelled, and will notify ECS.

Stolen Auto Desk