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.
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.