Common sense tells you that when you knowingly try to swindle someone out of their property it is a crime. It doesn’t matter if it is a service, money, jewelry, or anything else of value that someone may own. This may seem like a simple offense or misdemeanor; however, it is not. Think before you do it because you’ll serve serious time in a federal prison. It is a felony offense.
This is known as obtaining property under false pretenses. You may be tempted to falsify documents and lie in order to get what you want. But understand that you will be subjected to severe punishment if you are caught. If the victim can prove your true intentions and provide evidence of obtain property false pretense actions, then not only do you have to give the property back, but you will be arrested.