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Obtaining Money Through False Pretenses


Crimes Involving Fraud

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.

  • VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter6/section18.2-178/

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