2.3-6 Intent to Defraud
Revised to December 1, 2007
A person acts with the intent to defraud when (he/she) deceives or tricks another person with the intent to deprive that person of (his/her) right, or in some manner to do (him/her) an injury.
The word "defraud" means to practice fraud, to cheat or trick, to deprive a person of property or any interest or right by fraud, deceit or artifice.
The meaning of "fraud," both in its legal usage and its common usage, is the same: a deliberately planned purpose and intent to cheat or deceive or unlawfully deprive someone of some advantage, benefit or property. "Fraudulently" means done, made or effected with a purpose or design to carry out a fraud.
See State v. DeCaro, 252
Conn. 229, 242 n.12 (2000) ("defraud" requires the intent to cause injury);
State v. Yurch, 37 Conn. App. 72, 80-81, appeal dismissed, 235 Conn. 469
(1995) (distinguishing an intent to defraud from an intent to deceive).