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3922 - Theft by deception.

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§ 3922.Theft by deception.(a)Offense defined.--A person is guilty of theft if he intentionally obtains or withholds property of another by deception. A person deceives if he intentionally:(1)creates or reinforces a false impression, includingfalse impressions as to law, value, intention or other stateof mind; but deception as to a person's intention to performa promise shall not be inferred from the fact alone that hedid not subsequently perform the promise;(2)prevents another from acquiring information whichwould affect his judgment of a transaction; or(3)fails to correct a false impression which thedeceiver previously created or reinforced, or which thedeceiver knows to be influencing another to whom he stands ina fiduciary or confidential relationship.(b)Exception.--The term "deceive" does not, however, include falsity as to matters having no pecuniary significance, or puffing by statements unlikely to deceive ordinary persons in the group addressed.Cross References.Section 3922 is referred to in sections 3311, 5708 of this title; sections 5552, 9717 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).
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  • § 3922. Theft by deception. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of theft if he intentionally obtains or withholds property of another by deception. A person deceives if he intentionally: (1) creates or reinforces a false impression, including false impressions as to law, value, intention or other state of mind; but deception as to a person's intention to perform a promise shall not be inferred from the fact alone that he did not subsequently perform the promise; (2) prevents another from acquiring information which would affect his judgment of a transaction; or (3) fails to correct a false impression which the deceiver previously created or reinforced, or which the deceiver knows to be influencing another to whom he stands in a fiduciary or confidential relationship. (b) Exception.--The term "deceive" does not, however, include falsity as to matters having no pecuniary significance, or puffing by statements unlikely to deceive ordinary persons in the group addressed. Cross References. Section 3922 is referred to in sections 3311, 5708 of this title; sections 5552, 9717 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).

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