Chapter 9.38 RCW



9.38.010False representation concerning credit.
9.38.015False statement by deposit account applicant.
9.38.020False representation concerning title.
9.38.060Digital signature violations.


Domestic insurers, corrupt practices: RCW 48.06.190.
falsification by voters: Chapter 29A.84 RCW.
initiative and referendum petitions: RCW 29A.84.230.
recall petitions: Chapter 29A.56 RCW.
Employment, obtaining by false recommendation: RCW 49.44.040.
Food, drugs, and cosmetics: Chapter 69.04 RCW.
Fraud: Chapter 9A.60 RCW.
Honey act, falsification: RCW 69.28.180.
Insurance, unfair practices: Chapter 48.30 RCW.
Liquor permit falsification: RCW 66.20.200.
Marriage affidavit: RCW 26.04.210.
Motor vehicles, certificates of title: RCW 46.12.750.
Pharmacy licensing: RCW 18.64.250.
Public assistance falsification: RCW 74.08.055.
Warehouse receipts and documents, falsifying: Chapter 22.32 RCW.

False representation concerning credit.

Every person who, with intent thereby to obtain credit or financial rating, shall willfully make any false statement in writing of his or her assets or liabilities to any person with whom he or she may be either actually or prospectively engaged in any business transaction or to any commercial agency or other person engaged in the business of collecting or disseminating information concerning financial or commercial ratings, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

False statement by deposit account applicant.

(1) It is a gross misdemeanor for a deposit account applicant to knowingly make any false statement to a financial institution regarding:
(a) The applicant's identity;
(b) Past convictions for crimes involving fraud or deception; or
(c) Outstanding judgments on checks or drafts issued by the applicant.
(2) Each violation of subsection (1) of this section after the third violation is a class C felony punishable as provided in chapter 9A.20 RCW.

False representation concerning title.

Every person who shall maliciously or fraudulently execute or file for record any instrument, or put forward any claim, by which the right or title of another to any real or personal property is, or purports to be transferred, encumbered or clouded, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
[2000 c 250 § 9A-821; 1909 c 249 § 369; RRS § 2621.]


Effective date2000 c 250: See RCW 62A.9A-701.

Digital signature violations.

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(1) A person shall not knowingly misrepresent the person's identity or authorization to obtain a public key certificate used to reference a private key for creating a digital signature.
(2) A person shall not knowingly forge a digital signature as defined in RCW 19.34.020(16).
(3) A person shall not knowingly present a public key certificate for which the person is not the owner of the corresponding private key in order to obtain unauthorized access to information or engage in an unauthorized transaction.
(4) The definitions in RCW 19.34.020 apply to this section.
(5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C felony punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.