Question : 31) Forgery is passing a forged document to another with the intent to defraud : 2151773
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.
31) Forgery is passing a forged document to another with the intent to defraud.
32) Many states have opted to criminalize forgery and uttering via a single statute.
33) The actus reus for forgery is intent to defraud.
34) From year to year, the number of households experiencing identity theft continues to decrease.
35) Intellectual property is a blanket term describing the many varieties of products that are attributable to human intellect.
SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question.
36) At common law, grand theft was punishable by ________.
37) In general, taking refers to the removing the property from the ________ of another.
38) Even if there is no identifying information on lost property and there is no obvious attempt by the owner to get it back, the finder will be guilty of ________ if he or she sets out, at the instant the property is found, to keep it permanently.
39) If the owner of the lost property retains constructive possession of the property and the finder keeps it, ________ occurs.
40) Extortion consists of taking another's property by threats of ________ harm.
41) Extortion requires the specific intent of inducing the victim to ________ to part with his or her property.
42) In embezzlement, the property comes lawfully into the possession of the taker and is fraudulently or unlawfully ________ by him.
43) False pretenses is shorthand for obtaining property by false pretenses or, more simply, ________.
44) Materially altering a document with the intent to defraud is known as ________.
45) Many states have opted to criminalize forgery and ________ via a single statute.
MATCHING. Choose the item in column 2 that best matches each item in column 1.
Match the common forms of identity theft with their description.
46) Account Fraud
48) Criminal Identity Theft
49) Employment Identity Theft
50) Medical Identity Theft
51) Synthetic Identity Theft
52) Tax Fraud
A) In some cases the thief does not steal the victim's entire identity, but rather uses only the victim's Social Security number, in combination with another person's name and birth date, to create a new, fictitious identity.
B) In this type of fraud, an identity thief files a tax return in the victim's name in order to receive a refund or other payment, such as a stimulus check. If the thief files for the refund before the victim, the IRS may deny the victim's rightful refund or stimulus check.
C) Identity thieves might use another person's identity if they have a criminal record that might prevent their being hired, or if they do not have legal status to work in this country.D) There are two basic forms of this type of fraud — the misuse of a victim's existing account, and the opening of a new account in the victim's name.
E) This theft occurs when someone uses the victim's name and information as his own during an investigation, issuance of a ticket, or arrest by law enforcement.
F) Refers to a victim's right under §605B of the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prevent information that is the result of identity theft from appearing on her credit report.
G) Thieves use a victim's name, and possibly insurance information to obtain medical services or goods. The victim is then saddled with proving she is not responsible for costly medical bills, or may find that the thief has exhausted the victim's insurance coverage.
Match the different forms of theft with their description.
56) White-Collar Crime
A) Various crimes typically committed by corporate executives or other employees in the course of their employment.
B) Taking property from another with threats of future harm; also known as blackmail.
C) Someone in lawful possession of property retains or converts the property for their own use with the intent to steal or defraud the rightful owner.
D) The trespassory taking and carrying away of the personal property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of possession.
ESSAY. Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.
57) Identify and explain the elements of actus reus and mens rea of larceny.
58) Distinguish extortion from embezzlement.
59) Compare and contrast forgery and uttering.
60) Michael Janson is a local police officer. One evening, Janson pulled over George McCain for making an illegal lane change without a signal. Janson insisted that George exit the vehicle and searched him. Throughout the interaction, George believed the officer was following proper police protocol. It was later discovered, however, that during the search Officer Janson removed George's wallet from his back pocket without his knowledge. Did Officer Janson commit larceny? Why or why not?
61) Joey offers to sell Melissa the latest version of a popular gaming system for only $25 cash, although in the store it generally costs over $200. The deal seems too good to be true, and Melissa assumes that the gaming system is stolen. If Melissa purchases the item, is she guilty of receiving stolen property? What if Joey tells Melissa that the gaming system "fell off the back of a truck"? Does that change Melissa's potential liability? Why or why not?