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False Representations to Obtain Property or Credit

A person shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he:

  • Makes, causes to be made, or conspires to make…
  • any materially false statement in writing,
  • knowing it to be false and
  • intending it to be relied upon
  • concerning the financial condition of himself…
  • to obtain property or credit.

This statute is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.

  • If the person intends to defraud, he shall be guilty of grand larceny if the amount received is greater than $200.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter6/section18.2-186/
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