Troy Michigan City Criminal Ordinances – Theft and Fraud Offenses

The following are misdemeanor theft and fraud offenses that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code:

98.08.01  Larceny.   No person shall commit the offense of larceny by stealing the personal property of another.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.08.02  Retail Fraud.  No person shall commit the offense of retail fraud.  A person who does any of the following in a store or in its immediate vicinity is guilty of retail fraud:

a.  While a store is open to the public, alters, transfers, removes and replaces, conceals, or otherwise misrepresents the price at which property is offered for sale, with the intent not to pay for the property or to pay less than the price at which the property is offered for sale.

b.  While a store is open to the public, steals the property of the store that is offered for sale.

c.  With the intent to defraud, obtains or attempts to obtain money or property from the store as a refund or exchange for property that was not paid for and belongs to the store.

A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.08.03  Receive and Conceal Stolen Property.  No person shall buy, receive, conceal, aid in the concealing, possess or transport, any money, goods, or property of another, knowing the same to have been stolen, embezzled or converted.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.08.04  Fail to Pay for Goods or Services.  No person shall, with intent to defraud, procure services, goods, accommodations, or entertainment from another person or establishment without paying such person or establishment.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.08.05  Obtained Goods or Services by Fraud.  No person shall obtain money, property or services by fraud or false pretense.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an offense related to theft or fraud in Troy, Michigan it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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