Category Archives: USA Shoplifting laws

State Laws Deterring Retail Theft

State Laws Deterring Retail Theft
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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
SHOPLIFTING LAWS DEFINED § 3929. Retail theft. (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a retail theft if he: (1)  takes possession of, carries away, transfers or causes to be carried away or transferred, any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale by any store or other retail mercantile establishment with the intention of…
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Florida

Florida
SHOPLIFTING LAWS DEFINED  812.015 Retail and farm theft; transit fare evasion; mandatory fine; alternative punishment; detention and arrest; exemption from liability for false arrest; resisting arrest; penalties.— (1) As used in this section: (a) “Merchandise” means any personal property, capable of manual delivery, displayed, held, or offered for retail sale by a merchant. (b) “Merchant” means an owner or…
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California

California
SHOPLIFTING LAWS DEFINED  490. Petty theft is punishable by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both. 490a. Wherever any law or statute of this state refers to or mentions larceny, embezzlement, or stealing, said law or statute shall hereafter be read and…
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Texas

Texas
SHOPLIFTING LAWS DEFINED  (1)  "Deception" means: (A)  creating or confirming by words or conduct a false impression of law or fact that is likely to affect the judgment of another in the transaction, and that the actor does not believe to be true; (B)  failing to correct a false impression of law or fact that…
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New York

New York
SHOPLIFTING LAWS DEFINED § 155.00 Larceny; definitions of terms. The following definitions are applicable to this title: 1. "Property" means any money, personal property, real property, computer data, computer program, thing in action, evidence of debt or contract, or any article, substance or thing of value, including any gas, steam, water or electricity, which is…
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