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Texas Penal Code, Section 32.32 - False Statement to Obtain Property or Credit

CHAPTER 32. FRAUD

§ 32.32.  FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN PROPERTY OR CREDIT.
        (a)  For purposes of this section, "credit" includes:
                (1)  a loan of money;
                (2)  furnishing property or service on credit;
                (3)  extending the due date of an obligation;
                (4)  comaking, endorsing, or guaranteeing a note or other instrument for obtaining credit;
                (5)  a line or letter of credit;  and
                (6)  a credit card, as defined in Section 32.31 (Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse).
        (b)  A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly makes a materially false or misleading written statement to obtain property or credit for himself or another.
        (c)  An offense under this section is:
                (1)  a Class C misdemeanor if the value of the property or the amount of credit is less than $50;
                (2)  a Class B misdemeanor if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $50 or more but less than $500;
                (3)  a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $500 or more but less than $1,500;
                (4)  a state jail felony if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000;
                (5)  a felony of the third degree if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000;
                (6)  a felony of the second degree if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $100,000 or more but less than $200,000;  or
                (7)  a felony of the first degree if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $200,000 or more.

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