Using forged signature or counterfeit seal or stamp, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Article 162. Using forged signature or counterfeit seal or stamp. – The penalty of prision mayor shall be imposed upon any person who shall knowingly make use of the counterfeit seal or forged signature or stamp mentioned in the preceding article. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender knowingly makes use of the counterfeit seal or forged signature or stamp mentioned in the preceding article – i.e. Great Seal of the Government of the Philippine Islands or the signature or stamp of the Chief Executive

References

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

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