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Theft of Service – Debtors Prison?

| October 19, 2009

Theft of Service, Texas Penal Code 31.04, is a messy statute.  What it seems to say is that failing to pay your bills is the same as theft. § 31.04. THEFT OF SERVICE.  (a) A person commits theft of service if, with intent to avoid payment for service that he knows is provided only for […]