1127.01 Actions by a regulated person constituting criminal offense.

(A) For purposes of this section and sections 1127.02 and 1127.03 of the Revised Code, "regulated person" has the same meaning as in section 1121.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any of the following actions by a regulated person may constitute a violation of section 1127.08 of the Revised Code or of a theft, fraud, falsification, or other similar offense set forth in Title XXIX [29] of the Revised Code, or may constitute an attempt to commit or complicity to commit a violation of section 1127.08 of the Revised Code or of a theft, fraud, falsification, or other similar offense set forth in Title XXIX [29] of the Revised Code:

(1) Embezzling, abstracting, or purposely misapplying any money, funds, credit, or property of a bank or trust company, whether owned, on deposit, or held in trust by the bank or trust company;

(2) Fraudulently issuing a certificate of deposit or other instrument or evidence of deposit;

(3) Knowingly making a false entry in any book, report, or statement of a bank or trust company;

(4) Knowingly making a false entry of interest or principal on a note or any other asset of a bank or trust company;

(5) Knowingly falsifying, concealing, or covering up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, making any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or making or using any false writing or document knowing it to contain any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry with respect to any bank or trust company;

(6) Knowingly making a false written statement or certification as to any property held in trust by, or in the custody of, a bank or trust company;

(7) Knowingly borrowing, soliciting, obtaining, or receiving money for a bank or trust company intended to become the property of the bank or trust company, with purpose to defraud or injure the bank or trust company or another person;

(8) Purposely certifying a check or other item drawn on a bank unless the drawer of the check or other item has on deposit with the bank an amount of money subject to payment of the check or other item and at least equal to the amount of the check or other item, or purposely certifying a check or other item drawn on the bank and failing immediately to charge the amount of the check or other item against the account of the drawer;

(9) Directly or indirectly engaging in any activity, utilizing any procedure, scheme, or device, or receiving any false, fictitious, or fraudulent obligation or item, for the purpose of evading or circumventing the prohibitions set forth in division (B)(8) of this section.

Effective Date: 01-01-1997