What Are the Definitions of Key Words Used in Texas Penal Code for Fraud?

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Sec. 32.01.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
(1)  “Financial institution” means a bank, trust company, insurance company, credit union, building and loan association, savings and loan association, investment trust, investment company, or any other organization held out to the public as a place for deposit of funds or medium of savings or collective investment.
(2)  “Property” means:
(A)  real property;
(B)  tangible or intangible personal property including anything severed from land;  or
(C)  a document, including money, that represents or embodies anything of value.
(3)  “Service” includes:
(A)  labor and professional service;
(B)  telecommunication, public utility, and transportation service;
(C)  lodging, restaurant service, and entertainment;  and
(D)  the supply of a motor vehicle or other property for use.
(4)  “Steal” means to acquire property or service by theft.

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