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Counterfeiting, importing and uttering instruments not payable to bearer, A167 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 167. Counterfeiting, importing and uttering instruments not payable to bearer. - Any person who shall forge, import or utter, in connivance with the forgers or importers, any instrument payable to order or other document of credit not payable to bearer, shall suffer the penalties of prisión correccional in its medium and maximum periods and a fine not exceeding one million two hundred thousand pesos (₱1,200,000). (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender forges, imports or utters any instrument payable to order or other document of credit not payable to bearer; and

2) He commits such acts in connivance with the forgers or importers.

References

⦁ Title 4 – Crimes Against Public Interest, Book 2, Revised Penal Code
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