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What does this mean?

I was searching someones public records and they have a court file that says they were charged for conversion. What does that mean?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on May. 6, 2011 in Relationships

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Answers (8)
  • Wiki
    Criminal conversion is the crime of exerting unauthorized use or control of someone else's property. It differs from theft in that it does not include the element of intending to deprive the owner of the possession of that property. As such, it is a lesser included offense of the crime of theft. Criminal conversion specifies a type of conversion in that it involves criminal law, not civil law.
    An example might be tapping someone's secured wireless LAN or public utility line (which could also amount to theft of services). Another example might be taking a joy ride in a car, never intending to keep it from the owner. Some places have defined such conduct as a specific type of theft, perhaps with a modified penalty.

    Note that the "unauthorized" use may begin after a period of authorized use, where, for example, a person rents a car then keeps it for an extra week without permission from the rental company. Another commo
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 12:47 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • bump!
    steph_twins

    Answer by steph_twins at 12:42 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • I have no idea... Google it
    Helen2004

    Answer by Helen2004 at 12:43 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • A conversion is a voluntary act by one person inconsistent with the ownership rights of another
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:45 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • It means that somone who was paid ahead of time for their services (attorney, funeral home, etc) converts funds paid for their services into money for their own use, or used it for another client. It could also mean that they failed to escrow the funds for their client and used the money for themselves or another client

    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 12:47 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • No clue, and what josiesmommy said made no sense to me. lol
    liz.1986

    Answer by liz.1986 at 12:47 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Here's what Wikipedia says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_(law)
    kathyartist2007

    Answer by kathyartist2007 at 1:58 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • in other words theft
    lucky35

    Answer by lucky35 at 3:25 PM on May. 6, 2011

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