Theft is a common crime individuals are prosecuted for in Utah because its one that not a lot of people get away with. Technology in today’s world helps businesses protect themselves from thefts and a lot of thefts that take place outside of a place of business setting are not very well executed because they are spur of the moment actions or an act of desperation. One such ill conceived theft took place recently in Cache County, when a salesman approached an elderly couple and sold them an air purifier for $1,000 when it usually goes for $400.
Theft by Deception Charges in Utah
When most people think of theft they think of someone getting mugged in the park, but under the Utah code there are many different types of theft, one of which is theft by deception, which is what the salesman above is being charged with. Theft by deception is when one person takes someone else’s property by deception with the intent to deprive them of that property. Clearly if the story about the salesman is true then he has taken the elderly couple’s money, their property, by deceiving them and it appears his intent was to keep that money so he would therefore be guilty of theft by deception.
Cache County Criminal Defense Attorney | Defending your Theft Charges
If you are facing criminal charges such as theft by deception then you need a criminal defense attorney to help you defend yourself and your rights. The lawyers at Ogden Criminal Defense Lawyer are experienced criminal defense attorneys that can help you understand the law and the legal process as well as fight zealously for your rights making sure that you are given every opportunity to defend yourself. The criminal justice system can be a very scary place especially if this is the first time you are facing criminal charges, so take away some of that fear by having an attorney from Ogden Criminal Defense Lawyer at your side to help out. Call or email us today to find out more.