Defrauding an Innkeeper

In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to obtain food, lodging, services or other accommodations at any hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house, rooming house, motel or auto camp, with intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof.

Punishment For Defrauding an Innkeeper in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1503

$500 or less – If the value of the food, lodging , services or accommodations is $500 or less the offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to three (3) months and/or a fine up to $500.
Between $500 and $1,000 – If the value of such food, lodging, services or accommodations is between $500 and $1,000 it is a felony and shall be punished by up to one (1) year or incarceration or one or more nights or weekends in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000 and an order to provide restitution to the victim.
More Than $1,000 – If the value of such food, lodging, services or accommodations is $1,000 or more, it is a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment in the State Penitentiary.

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 61 – Frauds, Cheats, False Pretenses, and False Personations
Section 1503 – Defrauding Hotels, Inns, Restaurants, Etc.

Any person who shall obtain food, lodging, services or other accommodations at any hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house, rooming house, motel or auto camp, with intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof, if the value of such food, lodging, services or other accommodations is Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or less, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding three (3) months, or punished by both such fine and imprisonment, and if the value of such food, lodging, services or other accommodations is more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) but less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), any person convicted pursuant to this section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by incarceration in the county jail for not to exceed one (1) year or incarceration in the county jail one or more nights or weekends pursuant to Section 991a-2 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, at the option of the court, and shall be subject to a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) and ordered to provide restitution to the victim as provided in Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and if the value of such food, lodging, services or accommodations is valued at One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or more, any person convicted hereunder shall be deemed guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not exceeding five (5) years.

Any person who shall obtain shelter, lodging, or any other services at any apartment house, apartment, rental unit, rental house, or trailer camp, with intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding three (3) months, or be punished by both fine and imprisonment. Proof that such lodging, food, services or other accommodations were obtained by false pretense or by false or fictitious show or pretense of any baggage or other property, or that he gave a check on which payment was refused, or that he left the hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house, rooming house, motel, apartment house, apartment, rental unit or rental house, trailer camp or auto camp, without payment or offering to pay for such food, lodging, services or other accommodation, or that he surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove his baggage, or that he registered under a fictitious name, shall be prima facie proof of the intent to defraud mentioned in this section; but this section shall not apply where there has been an agreement in writing for delay in payment.

 

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