Larceny by Trick

Under common law, larceny is the trespassory taking and carrying away of the personal property of another with the intent to steal. Larceny by trick is distinguishable in that a defendant who commits larceny by trick obtains only possession of the personal property of another, not title of that property. Also, the defendant who commits larceny by trick obtains possession of the property by intentionally making a false statement to the victim.

 

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