Alabama Code Title 13A. Criminal Code § 13A-8-140

The crime of theft by fraudulent leasing or rental of property is committed if a person, herein called “lessee”, signs a written lease or rental contract with a person licensed to rent or lease tangible personal property under the provisions of Article 4, Chapter 12, Title 40, herein called “lessor”, and obtains or exerts control over tangible personal property by reason of such rental contract, with the intent, knowledge or expectation that he will not perform the terms, covenants and agreements of the lessee provided in such rental contract.

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