§ 63.2-522 - Whoever obtains, or attempts to obtain . . . public assistance or benefits . . . to which he is not entitled . . . is guilty of larceny.So, this preempts attempt under both § 18.2-26 (felony attempts) and § 18.2-27 (misdemeanor attempts). The only problem here is that if the attempt convicts a person of larceny he can't be punished. Larceny under both § 18.2-95 (felony larceny) and § 18.2-96 (misdemeanor larceny) requires that a certain amount of money be stolen in order to punish.