46.4120 Deceptive business practice.

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(a) A person commits the crime of deceptive business practice if in the course of engaging in a business, occupation, or profession, he recklessly:

(1) uses or possesses for use a false weight or measure, or any other device for falsely determining or recording any quality or quantity;

(2) sells, offers or exposes for sale, or delivers less than the represented quantity of any commodity or service;

(3) takes more than the represented quantity of any commodity or service when as buyer he furnishes the weight or measure;

(4) sells, offers, or exposes for sale adulterated or mislabeled commodities; or

(5) makes a false or misleading written statement for the purpose of obtaining property or credit.

(b) Deceptive business practice is a class A misdemeanor.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 570.140, 15 ASC 502.