Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
Obtaining property by false pretenses constitutes a larceny crime in the state of Connecticut. If you face this charge, you can get the information that you need to defend yourself here.
Larceny can happen when a person obtains property by false pretenses. This happens when he or she obtains property from another person by false token, pretense, or device. As with most fraud crimes, to face conviction of this crime, the state must prove some things. It must be proven that you intended to defraud someone by obtaining there property. If the state cannot prove this, you likely won’t get convicted of this crime. Or, you might receive minimal penalties.
One common example of this crime happens if you obtain health insurance by intentionally lying about your medical history or conditions. For example, if you fill out a questionnaire and claim that you are a non-smoker when you know that the coverage would have been denied if you admit that you do smoke, you would be committing obtaining property by false pretenses from a health insurance company. If, on the other hand, you absentmindedly or accidentally indicate that you are a non-smoker on the questionnaire even if you are a smoker, you might be able to argue that you did not purposefully try to deceive the health insurance company.