When someone who delivers the food to the hotels or to the restaurants and do food logging in between, then this crime is known as the crime of defrauding. This crime mainly happens when food suppliers do not deliver the correct quantity of food to restaurants and hotels. In such a case, the restaurant owners can sue those suppliers under the case of theft. This is somehow different from the theft. Here the people take the things in advance without the permission and then omit, that they have to pay it back, this is most commonly known as Defrauding an Innkeeper.
Penalties for defrauding an innkeeper
Defrauding an innkeeper if less than $300– When the innkeeper is valued less than the $300 then it is a kind of fraudulent activity. Here one can be charged up to 60$ as a fine and has to sentenced jail for a maximum period of 60 days.
Defrauding an innkeeper if more than $ 300– Another type of penalty is when the fraud is over $300 and here one has to pay the penalty of $500 or has to pass up five years in jail. This is really a tough penalty which one has to bear.
Some defenses to defrauding an innkeeper
These types of crime majorly happen in the restaurants at the time of serving the food to the Customers, where waiters either stole the food or serve less food to the customer or it may also happen during dine in and dine out. When the owner closes the restaurant the waiters and cleaners may steal the crockery or the food which have been left in and can be consumed the other day. Some defenses to defrauding an innkeeper are:
Disputed amount owned– this is a type of crime which mainly happened in food, logging or in the accommodation. If the person who has attempted the crime accepts the crime then, the payments can be settled therein.
Inedible food– sometimes the suppliers send inedible food to the restaurants. In such a case, restaurant owners may return the food to the suppliers. If in any case, he refused to take the food back then the restaurant owners have a right to sue him in case of defrauding an innkeeper.
How lawyers can save the client in such a case?
Most of these cases are handled by the criminal lawyer. Criminal lawyers only state the case of the evidence is strong and he knows that he is able to prove his client not guilty. The criminal lawyer first visits the client and ask his client about the whole incidence for he has been penalized. Then the criminal lawyer collects the evidence and visits the Crime scene, so that he may file a good case in the court to prove his client innocent. In such cases, the lawyer visits the restaurant and ask whether the crime really happens or it has been just filed to get the amount from the penalized.