Shoplifting & Theft

– Shoplifting

SHOPLIFTING generally refers to the theft of merchandise from a store or place of business. Shoplifting is a type of larceny, which simply means taking the property of someone else without their permission, and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property taken.

– Theft

GRAND THEFT is theft of property or services whose value exceeds a specified amount or of a specified kind of property.

PETTY THEFT is theft of property or services whose value is below a specified amount.

IDENTIFY THEFT is the unauthorized use of another’s means of identification (as name or social security number) for the purpose of committing theft or another crime.

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