CHAPTER 32. FRAUD
§ 32.47. FRAUDULENT DESTRUCTION, REMOVAL, OR CONCEALMENT OF WRITING.
(a) A person commits an offense if, with
intent to defraud or harm another, he destroys, removes, conceals,
alters, substitutes, or otherwise impairs the verity, legibility,
or availability of a writing, other than a governmental record.
(b) For purposes of this section, "writing" includes:
(1) printing or any other method of recording
(2) money, coins, tokens, stamps, seals, credit cards,
(3) symbols of value, right, privilege, or
(4) universal product codes, labels, price tags, or
markings on goods.
(c) Except as provided in Subsection (d), an offense under
this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) An offense under this section is a state jail felony if
(1) is a will or codicil of another, whether or not the
maker is alive or dead and whether or not it has been admitted to
(2) is a deed, mortgage, deed of trust, security
instrument, security agreement, or other writing for which the law
provides public recording or filing, whether or not the writing has