Two men were arrested this weekend for attempting to sell counterfeit "All Access" wristbands for the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Police were alerted when the men contacted an out-of-state vendor, and ordered the wristbands. The estimated value of the counterfeit EDC wristbands was approximately $1,000,000.00. The two men were arrested on charges of Obtaining Money under False Pretenses, Attempt Forgery and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime.
The offenses of Obtaining Money under False Pretenses is defined in NRS 205.380 as: "A person who knowingly and designedly by any false pretense obtains from any other person any . . . money, goods, wares, chattels, effects or other valuable thing, including rent or the labor of another person not his or her employee, with the intent to cheat or defraud the other person. . ." If the value of the property at issue is more than $250.00, the offenses is a felony and is punishable by up to six (6) years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine.
The offense of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime is committed when two or more people enter an agreement to commit an illegal act. The agreement does not have to be spoken; it can be a "tacit" agreement. In addition, unlike some other jurisdictions, Nevada does
not require that one of the parties to the agreement commit an "overt act" in furtherance of the agreement.
If you or someone you know is charged with conspiracy or a theft-related offense, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. A Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer can assist in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying appropriate defenses and developing the most aggressive litigation strategy possible.