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Criminal Practice – Obtaining Property by False Pretense – Circumstantial Evidence – Use of Stolen Credit Card (access required)

State v. Griffin The state presented sufficient circumstantial evidence that defendant obtained property by false pretense: a surveillance video showed defendant taking a purse containing Kathryn Beckham’s credit card at 9:06 a.m.; that credit card was used at 9:30 a.m. to buy a laptop computer at a Wal-Mart only 3.4 miles from the scene of the theft; and the state presented evidence under N.C. R. Evid. 404(b) showing that defendant was involved in a similar crime.

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