§ 5.42.005. Definitions  


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  • As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

    (a) 'Deception' means knowingly creating or reinforcing a false impression, including false impressions as to law, value, intention or other state of mind. Deception as to a person's intention to perform a promise shall not be inferred from the fact alone that such person did not subsequently perform the promise. Falsity as to matters having no pecuniary significance, or puffing by statements unlikely to deceive reasonable persons, is not deception.

    (b) 'Deprive permanently' means to:

    (1) Take from the owner the possession, use or benefit of property, without an intent to restore the same;

    (2) Retain property without intent to restore the same or with intent to restore it to the owner only if the owner purchases or leases it back, or pays a reward or other compensation for its return; or

    (3) Sell, give, pledge or otherwise dispose of any interest in property or subject it to the claim of a person other than the owner.

    (c) 'Obtain' means to bring about a transfer of interest in or possession of property, whether to the offender or to another.

    (d) 'Obtains or exerts control' over property includes, but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away, sale, conveyance, transfer of title to, interest in, or possession of property.

    (e) 'Owner' means a person who has any interest in property;

    (f) 'Property' means anything of value, tangible or intangible, real or personal;

    (g) 'Services' means labor, professional services, cable television service, public or municipal utility or transportation service, telephone service, entertainment and the supplying of equipment for use.

    (h) 'Stolen property' means property over which control has been obtained by theft.

    (i) 'Threat' means a communicated intent to inflict physical or other harm on any person or on property.

(Ord. No. 49-256, § 18, 5-8-2012)