Fraudulently Obtaining a Vehicle or Motor Vehicle

30-16D-3. Fraudulently Obtaining a Vehicle or Motor Vehicle.

A.  Fraudulently obtaining a vehicle or motor vehicle consists of a person intentionally misappropriating or taking a vehicle or motor vehicle as defined by the Motor Vehicle Code [Chapter 66, Articles 1 to 8 NMSA 1978] that belongs to another person by means of fraudulent conduct, practices or representations.

B.  Whoever commits fraudulently obtaining a vehicle or motor vehicle is guilty of a:

          (1)       fourth degree felony for a first offense;

          (2)       third degree felony for a second offense; and

          (3)       second degree felony for a third or subsequent offense.

History: Laws 2009, ch. 253, § 3 and Laws 2009, ch. 261, § 3.