A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL LAW CONCERNING THE FILING OR RECORDING OF FALSE LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES KNOWING OR HAVING REASON TO KNOW THAT THE LIEN OR ENCUMBRANCE IS FALSE OR CONTAINS A MATERIALLY FALSE, FICTITIOUS, OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATION.
Enacts new GS 14-401.26, Filing false documents, providing that presenting a document for filing with the register of deeds or clerk of superior court that the person knows to be false or contain materially inaccurate or misleading information with the intent that the recorded document alter an identity, defraud another person or entity, or circumvent the legal name change procedures will be a Class I felony.
Effective December 1, 2015, applying to offenses committed on or after that date.
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