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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 513
MOBILE HOME AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS
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F.S. 513.121
513.121 Obtaining accommodations in a recreational vehicle park with intent to defraud; penalty; rules of evidence.
(1) Any person who obtains accommodations in a recreational vehicle park which have a value of less than $300 on a transient basis, with intent to defraud the operator of the park, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083; if such accommodations have a value of $300 or more, such person is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2) In a prosecution under subsection (1), proof that the accommodations were obtained by false pretense; by false or fictitious show of property; by absconding without paying, or offering to pay, for such accommodations; or by surreptitiously removing, or attempting to remove, a recreational vehicle, park trailer, or tent constitutes prima facie evidence of fraudulent intent. If the operator of the park has probable cause to believe, and does believe, that any person has obtained accommodations at the park with intent to defraud the operator of the park, the failure to make payment upon demand for payment, there being no dispute as to the amount owed, constitutes prima facie evidence of fraudulent intent.
History.s. 13, ch. 84-182; s. 1, ch. 85-65; s. 131, ch. 91-224; s. 36, ch. 92-78; s. 22, ch. 93-150.