You need to get your husband a lawyer, if you can.
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'Theft by Deception' is a type of theft crime where property or something of value is taken by deceit, fraud, misrepresentation, or other act of deception. Under the Code of Alabama, 1975, section 13A-8-1, the following terms apply: "The following definitions are applicable in this article unless the context otherwise requires: (1) DECEPTION occurs when a person knowingly:
a. Creates or confirms another's impression which is false and which the defendant does not believe to be true; or
b. Fails to correct a false impression which the defendant previously has created or confirmed; or
c. Fails to correct a false impression when the defendant is under a duty to do so; or..."
If the type of taking of property falls into one of the above-listed definitions, that is "Theft by Deception."
Your husband is facing a felony charge and could be sentenced to serious jail time for this. Y'all need to get him an attorney.
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