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Name: People v. Traster
Case #: B158270
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Opinion Date: 09/15/2003
Subsequent History: 10/1/03 Rehrg. denied

In a case in which a computer administrator falsely represented to two of his former employers that he would obtain Microsoft licenses for company software, the court modified the convictions to grand theft by trick and attempted grand theft by trick from grand theft by false pretenses. Since defendant never acquired title to the money he was given to purchase the licenses, the crime involved was larceny by trick. In the second case, in which he never obtained possession or control of the firm’s money, he was guilty only of attempted larceny by trick.