(a) A person commits the crime of criminal simulation if:
(1) He makes or alters any object, with intent to defraud, so that it appears to have an antiquity, value, rarity, source or authorship that it does not in fact possess; or
(2) He possesses or utters an object so simulated with knowledge of its true character and with intent to defraud.
(b) Criminal simulation is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4025.)