The crime of false pretenses can be more succinctly described as fraud, but it is not a term that can be easily explained since what constitutes a crime of false pretenses varies from state to state. There are some common circumstances across all states though: the criminal secures ownership of the victim’s property by telling [...][Continue reading]
In the U.S. criminal justice system, fraud is the crime or offense of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage them – usually, to obtain property or services unjustly. Lying is only one element of fraudulent behavior. There must also be an intentional misrepresentation of the product’s condition and actual monetary damages must occur.
Fraud is [...]