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-442§ 984. Sending or delivering forged or false messages with fraudulent intent Whoever, with the intent to deceive, injure, or defraud: (1) sends by telegraph, telephone, cable, or radio to a person a forged or false message purporting to be from a telegraph, telephone, cable, or radio office or from any other person; (2) delivers to a person such a message falsely purporting to have been received by telegraph, telephone, cable, or radio; or (3) furnishes or conspires to furnish to an agent, operator, or employee, to be sent by telegraph, telephone, cable, or radio, or to be delivered, such a message, knowing the message to be forged or false, with the intent to deceive, injure, or defraud— shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or in the penitentiary for not more than five years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. § 985. Possessing or receiving forged or blank bills or notes Whoever: (1) has in his possession or receives from another person a forged promissory note or bank bill, or bill for payment of money or property, with the intention to pass it or to permit, cause or procure it to be uttered or passed, with the intention to defraud any person, knowing it to be forged or counterfeited; or (2) has or keeps in his possession a blank or unfinished note or bill made in the form or similitude of a promissory note or bill for payment of money or property, made to be issued by an incorporated bank or banking company, with intention to fill up and complete the blank and unfinished note or bill, or to permit or cause or procure it to be filled up and completed, in order to utter or pass it, or to permit or cause or procure it to be uttered or passed, for the purpose of defrauding a person— shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 14 years, or both. § 986. Forging or counterfeiting State or municipal securities or obligations Whoever, with intent to defraud, falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits a: (1) bond, certificate, obligation or other security, purporting to be. or in imitation of, a bond, certificate, obligation or other security of the Government of a State or municipality, issued or put forth under the authority of the State or municipality; or (2) treasury note, bill, or promise to pay, lawfully issued by the Government of a State or municipality and intended to circulate as money— shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 15 years, or both. § 987. Uttering forged or counterfeit State or municipal securities or obligations Whoever, knowingly arid with intent to defraud, utters, passes, or puts oflF, in payment or negotiation, within the Canal Zone, a false, forged, or counterfeit bond, certificate, obligation, security, treasury note, bill, or promise to pay, referred to by section 986 of this title, whether it was made, altered, forged or counterfeited within the Canal Zone or not, shall be fined not more than $6,000 or imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 15 years, or both.