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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 067 : PUBLIC JUSTICE AND PUBLIC OFFICERS

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 3016)
  • § 3016. False claim

    (a) A person shall not, in any matter within the jurisdiction of a supervisory union school district or of any commission, board, department or agency of the state or a county or municipality, with intent to defraud, falsify, conceal or cover up by any trick, scheme or device a material fact, or with intent to defraud make any false, fictitious or fraudulent claim or representation as to a material fact, or with intent to defraud make or use any writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent claim or entry as to a material fact.

    (b) A person who violates this section shall, if the prohibited act results in no loss to a governmental entity or benefit to the person or results in a loss to a governmental entity or benefit to the person of less than $500.00 in value, be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both. A person who violates this section shall, if the prohibited act results in a loss to any governmental entity or a benefit to the person of $500.00 or more in value, whether by a single act or by a common scheme or course of conduct involving one or more transactions, be imprisoned not more than five years, or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

    (c) A person who commits an act punishable under subsection (a) or (b) of section 2581 of Title 33 may not be prosecuted under this section. (Added 1987, No. 48, § 6.)