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Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 817
FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
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F.S. 817.037
817.037 Fraudulent refunds.
(1) Any person who engages in a systematic, ongoing course of conduct to obtain a refund for merchandise from a business establishment by knowingly giving a false or fictitious name or address as his or her own or the name or address of any other person without that person’s knowledge and approval is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) In order for a person to be convicted under this section, a conspicuous notice must have been posted in the business establishment in the area where refunds are made, advising patrons of the provisions of this section and the penalties provided.
History.s. 3, ch. 86-161; s. 193, ch. 91-224; s. 1246, ch. 97-102.