Forgery and NY levels
Fraudulent making of a false writing with apparent legal significance with intent to defraud.
Legal significance = has value beyond its own existence (e.g., a contract, deed, or will, but not a painting)
Issuance of bad check: knows he has insufficient funds, expects check to bounce, and check bounces
3rd degree: intentionally making or altering a written instrument
2nd degree: 3rd degree + instrument is a deed, will, contract, assingment, credit card, prescription, etc.
1st degree: 3rd degree + instrument is money, stamps, securities, stocks, or bonds