Cases Illustrate Weaknesses in N.Y. Theft Statutes and Need for Reform

, New York Law Journal


Adam Kaufmann, Anthony Capozzolo and Mirella deRose of Lewis Baach discuss 'People v. Steven Davis' (the Dewey case) and 'People v. Thompson', which illustrate that not all frauds are larcenies. The weaknesses in the New York statutory scheme underscored by these cases provide a cautionary tale for prosecutors, and demonstrate the need for legislative reform.

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