CRIMES INVOLVING FRAUD
Obtaining Money Through False Pretenses
To constitute obtaining money by false pretenses the accused must:
- make a false representation of a past event or existing fact; and
- That when the false representation was made the accused had an intent to defraud; and
- That because of the false representation, the accused obtained either money, property, gift certificate, etc. from the alleged victim.
PUNISHMENT: Obtain money by false pretenses is punished identically as larceny. Representation by criminal defense attorney is always recommended.