Maine Revised Statutes

§705. Criminal simulation

1.    A person is guilty of criminal simulation if:
A. With intent to defraud, he makes or alters any property so that it appears to have an age, rarity, quality, composition, source or authorship which it does not in fact possess; or with knowledge of its true character and with intent to defraud, he transfers or possesses property so simulated; or [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]
B. In return for a pecuniary benefit;
(1) he authors, prepares, writes, sells, transfers or possesses with intent to sell or transfer, an essay, term paper or other manuscript knowing that it will be, or believing that it probably will be, submitted by another person in satisfaction of a course, credit or degree requirement at a university or other degree, diploma or certificate-granting educational institution; or
(2) he takes an examination for another person in satisfaction of a course, credit or degree requirement at a university or other degree, diploma or certificate-granting educational institution; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]
C. He knowingly makes, gives or exhibits a false pedigree in writing of any animal; or [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]
D. With intent to defraud and to prevent identification:
(1) He alters, removes or obscures the manufacturer's serial number or any other distinguishing identification number, mark or symbol upon any automobile, snowmobile, outboard motor, motorboat, aircraft or any other vehicle or upon any machine, firearm or other object; or
(2) He possesses any such object or any such item after that number has been altered, removed or obscured. [1979, c. 129, (RPR).]
[ 1979, c. 129, (AMD) .]
2.    Criminal simulation is a Class E crime.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 1979, c. 129, (AMD).

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