Obtaining Property By Trick Or Deception

Larceny of Merchandise from Retailer Less Than $500
Oklahoma Property Crimes
Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1704
Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1731(1)

Crime:
In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to obtain or attempt to obtain money, property or valuable thing from any person, firm or company with intent to cheat and defraud by use of trick, deception, false pretense or fraudulent statement or any other

Punishment:
Obtaining property by trick or deception is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one (1) year in county jail or a fine up to $1,000. 

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 61 – Frauds, Cheats, False Pretenses, and False Personations
Section 1541.1 – Obtaining Property by Trick or Deception – Attempt – False Representation or Pretense – Confidence Game – Penalty

Every person who, with intent to cheat and defraud, shall obtain or attempt to obtain from any person, firm or corporation any money, property or valuable thing, of a value less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), by means or by use of any trick or deception, or false or fraudulent representation or statement or pretense, or by any other means or instruments or device commonly called the “confidence game”, or by means or use of any false or bogus checks, or by any other written or printed or engraved instrument or spurious coin, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

By-Charles J. Kania Esq.

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