(225 ILCS 447/45-50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 45-50. Unlicensed practice; fraud in obtaining a license.
    (a) A person who violates any of the following provisions shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; a person who commits a second or subsequent violation of these provisions is guilty of a Class 4 felony:
        (1) The practice of or attempted practice of or
    
holding out as available to practice as a private detective, private security contractor, private alarm contractor, fingerprint vendor, or locksmith without a license.
        (2) Operation of or attempt to operate a private
    
detective agency, private security contractor agency, private alarm contractor agency, fingerprint vendor agency, or locksmith agency without ever having been issued a valid agency license.
        (3) The obtaining of or the attempt to obtain any
    
license or authorization issued under this Act by fraudulent misrepresentation.
    (b) Whenever a licensee is convicted of a felony related to the violations set forth in this Section, the clerk of the court in any jurisdiction shall promptly report the conviction to the Department and the Department shall immediately revoke any license as a private detective, private security contractor, private alarm contractor, fingerprint vendor, or locksmith held by that licensee. The individual shall not be eligible for licensure under this Act until at least 10 years have elapsed since the time of full discharge from any sentence imposed for a felony conviction. If any person in making any oath or affidavit required by this Act swears falsely, the person is guilty of perjury and may be punished accordingly.
    (c) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a person, licensed or unlicensed, who violates any provision of this Section shall pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense, as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be imposed in accordance with this Act. The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order constitutes a judgment and may be filed and executed in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)