Sec. 14-53.  Consolidation of theft offenses.


Conduct denominated theft in this division constitutes a single offense embracing the separated offenses heretofore known as larceny, embezzlement, false pretense, extortion, blackmail, fraudulent conversion, receiving stolen property, and the like.  An accusation of theft may be supported by evidence that it was committed in any manner that would be theft under this division, notwithstanding the specification of a different manner in the complaint or information, subject only to the power of the court to insure fair trial by granting a continuance or other appropriate relief where the conduct of the defense would be prejudiced by lack of fair notice or by surprise.

State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-510.