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Law Summary

It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.

Full Text of the Law

TITLE XXXI

TRADE AND COMMERCE

CHAPTER 353

HOTELS, TOURIST CABINS, ETC.

Defrauding an Innkeeper

Section 353:10

Evidence. ? In prosecutions brought under this subdivision, it shall be prima facie evidence of intent to defraud or of intent to avoid paying an owner of an inn or hotel if service was obtained from, in, or through an inn or hotel, by:

I. A false of fictitious show or pretense of any baggage or other property; or

II. The use of a false or fictitious name; or

III. The use of any credit card, the privilege to use which has been revoked, canceled, unauthorized, or in any way invalidated by the issue thereof; or

IV. Absconding without paying or offering to pay for the service prior to leaving such establishment unless a written agreement for credit has been executed; or

V. Surreptitiously removing or attempting to remove baggage or other property without having made payment; or

VI. Failing to make payment for any service after the owner, upon probable cause believing that the person has obtained service from, in, or through the inn or hotel with such intent to defraud or avoid payment, demands payment for such service.

Source. 1969, 295:1. RSA 580:9-d. 1973, 532:21, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.


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