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No Specific Intent for Credit Card Theft (access required)

A defendant who stole his ex-girl­friend’s purse with her credit cards can be convicted of credit card theft under Va. Code § 18.2-192 even though the commonwealth did not charge or prove that he had the specific intent to use the credit cards; the Supreme Court of Vir­ginia upholds defendant’s conviction. Defendant climbed in through ...

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