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Old 09-12-2019, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Melbourne View Post
On an unrelated issue, I was just looking up conversion last month, and couldn't find anything in my state criminal law. I asked my lawyer, who practiced in my state, and has since moved to another state (prosecutor), and she'd never heard of it. Evidently conversion is not a crime in vic.aus or nsw.aus. I'd only come across the description in old general accounting texts, not local criminal law.

Not making a point, just a curious observation.
In my jurisdiction, it may only be codified in connection with specific property. Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, for example, is not theft because it doesn't require proving an intent to permanently deprive the owner of the vehicle. Some of the identity theft statutes are also a species of criminal conversion. But I don't think we have a general criminal conversion statute.