What are false pretenses?

When an individual commits the crime of false pretenses, they misrepresent a fact in order to acquire someone else's property. Depending on the state statute, the property acquired by false pretenses can include tangible personal property, like a car or house, and intangible property, such as information or ideas. If you believe that you have been defrauded by false pretenses, contact the police.

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UPDATED: Jul 16, 2021

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