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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 509
LODGING AND FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS; MEMBERSHIP CAMPGROUNDS
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F.S. 509.151
509.151 Obtaining food or lodging with intent to defraud; penalty.
(1) Any person who obtains food, lodging, or other accommodations having a value of less than $1,000 at any public food service establishment, or at any transient establishment, with intent to defraud the operator thereof, commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083; if such food, lodging, or other accommodations have a value of $1,000 or more, such person commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2) This section does not apply where there has been an agreement in writing for delay in payments. This section shall not be used to circumvent the procedural requirements of the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
History.ss. 1-3, ch. 6954, 1915; RGS 5157; CGL 7260; s. 45, ch. 16042, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 7260; s. 1, ch. 63-546; s. 474, ch. 71-136; s. 10, ch. 73-325; s. 1, ch. 74-314; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 11, 39, 42, ch. 79-240; ss. 3, 4, ch. 81-161; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 15, 51, 52, ch. 90-339; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 6, ch. 93-53; s. 22, ch. 2019-167.
Note.Former s. 511.38.