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If I received money off a lie to get what that person owed

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If I received money off a lie to get what that person owed me can they press charges against me?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.

JB Umphrey :

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Can you please clarify the background circumstances of your question? I'm trying to understand.

JACUSTOMER-cpxnlgdd- : Well he was and old friend from back home I'm reently out the military and desperate to make end smeat and well I lied to him and told him my dad was selling my brother car just to get wht he we. Menow he talking about pressing charges on 625 dolars he sent
JACUSTOMER-cpxnlgdd- : And there was never a contract signed
JB Umphrey :

So, you lied to your friend about your personal circumstances.

JB Umphrey :

Your friend felt bad about your personal circumstances and gave you $625?

JB Umphrey :

Now, your friend found out that you lied and is mad?

JB Umphrey :

Do I have it right?

JACUSTOMER-cpxnlgdd- : Yes and is asking for the money back and says he is pressing chages I toldhim I pay the money back with intrest if he can wait till I get ithe called me harrasing me making threats andkusiing me out even called my my family nd put them insomething they didn't neeed to know about
JB Umphrey :

Did you lie to him with the intent that he would give you money?

JACUSTOMER-cpxnlgdd- : yes
JB Umphrey :

As a general matter, there is no crime when one "gifts" money to another.

JB Umphrey :

The facts that you've described are not a situation where a person has been scammed money in exchange for a promise to provide a service or a product.

JB Umphrey :

The facts that you describe present ethical and moral issues.

JB Umphrey :

However, the facts that you describe suggest that the person made an unconditional gift to you and, thus, no crime.

JB Umphrey :

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