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Old 01-08-2019, 06:06 PM
UltraVires is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bridgeport, WV, US
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Originally Posted by griffin1977 View Post
*Walks up to stranger*
"Hey can I see your wallet a second. It's for a... err.. science project"
*Hands over wallet*
*Walks off*

Sounds like theft to me
In your example, you have the intent to permanently deprive the wallet owner of his lawful possessory interest in the wallet and have used deceit in order to have him hand it to you for that purpose.

There is no similarity at all to the examples above.