Chapter 1 Arson, Mischief, and Tampering
Chapter 2 Burglary and Trespass
Chapter 4 Theft, Conversion, and Receiving Stolen Property
Chapter 5 Forgery, Fraud, and Other Deceptions
Chapter 6 Home Improvement Fraud
Chapter 6.5 Motor Vehicle and Watercraft Fraud
Chapter 7 Impairment of Identification
Chapter 8 Timber Spiking
Chapter 9 Conversion or Misappropriation of Title Insurance Escrow Funds
Chapter 10 Legend Drug Deception

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 35 > Article 43

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • claimant: means a victim filing an application for assistance under this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-1
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • consent of the original manufacturer: includes consent:

    Indiana Code 35-43-7-1

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-2
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Highway: includes county bridges and state and county roads, unless otherwise expressly provided. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • home improvement: means any alteration, repair, or other modification of residential property. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-3
  • home improvement contract: means an oral or written agreement between a home improvement supplier and a consumer to make a home improvement and for which the contract price exceeds one hundred fifty dollars ($150). See Indiana Code 35-43-6-4
  • home improvement contract price: means the amount actually charged for the services, materials, and work to be performed under the home improvement contract but does not include financing costs, loan consolidation amounts, taxes, and governmental fees paid by or on behalf of the consumer, amounts returned to or on behalf of the consumer, or similar costs not related to the home improvement. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-5
  • home improvement supplier: means a person who engages in or solicits home improvement contracts whether or not the person deals directly with the consumer. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-6
  • identification number: means a number, letter, or number and letter assigned to a product by the manufacturer of the product for the purpose of identifying the item. See Indiana Code 35-43-7-2
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • intoxicated: has the meaning set forth in IC 9-13-2-86. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-5
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • motor vehicle: has the meaning set forth in IC 7. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-5.5
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • party: means an individual who is:

    Indiana Code 35-43-9-1

  • person: includes a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, an association, a fiduciary, and an individual. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-6
  • person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, cooperative, or any other legal entity. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-7
  • person: means an individual, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a firm, an association, or another organization. See Indiana Code 35-43-9-2
  • Personal property: includes goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • product: means the following items:

    Indiana Code 35-43-7-3

  • real property: include lands, tenements, and hereditaments. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • receiving: means acquiring possession or control of or title to property, or lending on the security of property. See Indiana Code 35-43-4-1
  • residential real property transaction: means the purchase, sale, or refinancing of a dwelling that has been or will be the residence of a party in the purchase, sale, or refinancing. See Indiana Code 35-43-9-3
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • terrorist act: means an act that:

    Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-6.7

  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • timber: includes standing or felled trees and logs that can be used for any of the following:

    Indiana Code 35-43-8-1

  • title insurance agent: means a person who holds a limited lines producer's license issued under IC 27-1-15. See Indiana Code 35-43-9-4
  • title insurer: means a person holding a valid certificate of authority issued under IC 27-7-3-6. See Indiana Code 35-43-9-6
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • veteran: includes "Hoosier veteran" and applies to the construction of all Indiana statutes, unless the construction is expressly excluded by the terms of the statute, is plainly repugnant to the intent of the general assembly or of the context of the statute, or is inconsistent with federal law. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • victim: means an individual who suffers bodily injury or death as a result of a violent crime. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-7
  • violent crime: means the following:

    Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-8

  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5