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Nonpayment on Rental TV Not Fraud (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s bench trial conviction for fraudulent conversion of a leased plasma television set and dismisses the indictment; without the written statutory notice to return under Va. Code § 18.2-118(b), the commonwealth’s evidence was insufficient to prove intent to defraud based on defendant’s failure to make the agreed monthly rental payments. ...