WHAT IS OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENSES?

NRS 205.380 defines obtaining money under false pretenses as “A person who knowingly and designedly by any false pretense obtains from any other person any chose in action, money, goods, wares, chattels, effects or other valuable thing, including rent or the labor of another person not his or her employee, with the intent to cheat or defraud the other person…” In simple terms, a person cannot misrepresent himself or his/her services with the intent to defraud another person.

EXAMPLES OF OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENSES:

  • When you get paid for a job that you did not do.

  • When you sale your car to someone else and fail to disclose that the engine does not work.

  • When you write a bad check to someone in return for another person's property knowing that you don't have sufficient funds. 

PENALTIES OF OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENSES:

  • If the value of the thing or labor obtained was over $650, it is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable of:

    • No more than six months in jail, and/or

    • By a fine of no more than $1,000.

    • Requirement to pay restitution.
  • If the value of the thing or labor obtained was over $650, it is considered a category B felony and is punishable of:

    • One to six years in a state prison, and/or

    • By a fine of no more than $10,000.

    • Requirement to pay restitution.

Obtaining money by false pretenses is a serious charge that requires a qualified Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to handle. Adrian Lobo is an experienced attorney who is determined to help you fight your charges and get the results you deserve. Contact Adrian Lobo today at (702) 290-8998 to schedule a consultation and begin discussing your charges.