Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 570
Stealing and Related Offenses
Section 570.140

August 28, 2013


Deceptive business practice.

570.140. 1. A person commits the crime of deceptive business practice if in the course of engaging in a business, occupation or profession, he recklessly

(1) Uses or possesses for use a false weight or measure, or any other device for falsely determining or recording any quality or quantity; or

(2) Sells, offers or exposes for sale, or delivers less than the represented quantity of any commodity or service; or

(3) Takes or attempts to take more than the represented quantity of any commodity or service when as buyer he furnishes the weight or measure; or

(4) Sells, offers or exposes for sale adulterated or mislabeled commodities; or

(5) Makes a false or misleading written statement for the purpose of obtaining property or credit.

2. Deceptive business practice is a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-1-79


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