§61-4-6. Possession of counterfeit with intent to utter; penalty.
If any person have in his possession forged bank notes, or
pieces of forged or base coin, such as are mentioned in the third
section of this article, knowing the same to be forged or base,
with intent to utter or employ the same as true, or to sell,
exchange, or deliver them, so as to enable any other person to
utter or employ them as true, he shall, if the number of such notes
or pieces of coin in his possession, at the same time, be ten or
more, be deemed guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction, shall be
confined in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five
years, and if the number thereof be less than ten, he shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be
confined in jail not less than six months nor more than one year
and be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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