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West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: June 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 26. Prohibitions and Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Forged or Counterfeited Transcripts, Diplomas, or Grade Reports
Effective: June 1, 2013
MD Code, Education, § 26-301
§ 26-301. Falsifications, forgeries, or counterfeit transcripts, diplomas, or grade reports prohibited
Use, sale, distribution, or creation of false, forged, or counterfeit transcripts, diplomas or grade reports
(a)(1) A person may not falsely make, falsely alter, forge, counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, falsely altered, forged, or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making, falsely altering, forging, or counterfeiting a transcript, diploma, or grade report of an institution of postsecondary education.
(2) A person may not knowingly buy, sell, distribute, use, offer, or present as genuine a false, forged, counterfeited, or altered transcript, diploma, or grade report of an institution of postsecondary education.
(3) A person may not buy, sell, distribute, use, offer, or present as genuine a transcript, diploma, or grade report of an entity that represents itself as an institution of postsecondary education if the person knows or has reason to know the entity is not authorized to operate as an institution of postsecondary education in the State or in another state or country.
(4) A person may not use, offer or present a transcript, diploma, or grade report of an institution of postsecondary education in a fraudulent manner.
Misdemeanor violations
(b) A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 1985, c. 155, § 1, eff. July 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1, eff. Feb. 18, 1988; Acts 2011, c. 53, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2013, c. 10, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013.
MD Code, Education, § 26-301, MD EDUC § 26-301
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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