2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 3 - OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY
6-3-406. Defrauding an innkeeper; penalties; definitions.


WY Stat § 6-3-406 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) A person who, with intent to defraud, procures food, drink or accommodations at a public establishment without paying in accordance with his agreement with the public establishment is guilty of:

(i) A felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), or both, if the value of the food, drink or accommodations is one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more; or

(ii) Repealed by Laws 1984, ch. 44, 3.

(iii) A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both, if the value of the food, drink or accommodations is less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

(b) As used in this section:

(i) "Agreement with a public establishment" means a written or verbal agreement on the price charged for, and the acceptance of, food, beverages, service or accommodations, where the price charged is printed on a menu or schedule of rates shown to or made available by the public establishment to the patron. Acceptance of food, beverages, service or accommodations for which a reasonable charge is made is an agreement with a public establishment;

(ii) "Public establishment" means an establishment selling, or offering for sale, prepared food or beverages, or leasing or renting overnight sleeping accommodations to the public generally. "Public establishment" includes restaurants, cafes, dining rooms, lunch counters, coffee shops, boardinghouses, hotels, motor hotels, motels and rooming houses, unless the rental thereof is on a month-to-month basis or for a longer period of time.

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