N.Y. Penal Law Section 165.30
Fraudulent accosting


A person is guilty of fraudulent accosting when he accosts a person in a public place with intent to defraud him of money or other property by means of a trick, swindle or confidence game.


A person who, either at the time he accosts another in a public place or at some subsequent time or at some other place, makes statements to him or engages in conduct with respect to him of a kind commonly made or performed in the perpetration of a known type of confidence game, is presumed to intend to defraud such person of money or other property. Fraudulent accosting is a class A misdemeanor.

Source: Section 165.30 — Fraudulent accosting, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/165.­30 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

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