Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. 732-572-0500 2053 Woodbridge Avenue Edison, NJ 08817

Thursday, December 6, 2007

2C:20-9. Theft by failure to make required disposition of property received

2C:20-9. Theft by failure to make required disposition of property received

Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received. A person who purposely obtains or retains property upon agreement or subject to a known legal obligation to make specified payment or other disposition, whether from such property or its proceeds or from his own property to be reserved in equivalent amount, is guilty of theft if he deals with the property obtained as his own and fails to make the required payment or disposition. The foregoing applies notwithstanding that it may be impossible to identify particular property as belonging to the victim at the time of the actor's failure to make the required payment or disposition. An officer or employee of the government or of a financial institution is presumed: (a) to know any legal obligation relevant to his criminal liability under this section, and (b) to have dealt with the property as his own if he fails to pay or account upon lawful demand, or if an audit reveals a shortage or falsification of accounts. The fact that any payment or other disposition was made with a subsequently dishonored negotiable instrument shall constitute prima facie evidence of the actor's failure to make the required payment or disposition, and the trier of fact may draw a permissive inference therefrom that the actor did not intend to make the required payment or other disposition.

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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C.
Attorney at Law
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
732-572-0500 (Phone)
732-572-0030 (Fax)