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Commonwealth v. Brian Hughes 2009 PA Super 240 (12/14/2009)

Topic: Forgery – Grading – Cashier’s Checks

Summary:  The Superior Court concluded that a cashier’s check, unlike a personal check, is not a commercial instrument.  Therefore, forging a cashier’s check is a second-degree felony.

*Note: In his Dissenting Opinion, Judge Fitzgerald concludes that a cashier’s check is not an “issue of money,” but a commercial instrument.