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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 provided for a charge or
compensation.
2. "Obtain" includes, but is not limited to, the bringing about of a transfer or purported transfer of property or of a legal interest therein, whether to the obtainer or another.
3. "Deprive." To "deprive" another of property means (a) to withhold it or cause it to be withheld from him permanently or for so extended a period or under such circumstances that the major portion of its economic value or benefit is lost to him, or (b) to dispose of the property in such manner or under such circumstances as to render it unlikely that an owner will recover such property…

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§ 155.05 Larceny; defined.

1. A person steals property and commits larceny when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or to a third person, he wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property from an owner thereof.
2. Larceny includes a wrongful taking, obtaining or withholding of another's property, with the intent prescribed in subdivision one of this section, committed in any of the following ways:...

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SHOPLIFTING CRIMINAL PENALTIES SUMMARY

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ChargeClassificationPenalty
Shoplifting property with a value of $1,000 or lessPetit larceny; class A misdemeanorImprisonment up to a year; fine up to $1,000
Shoplifting property with a value of more than $1,000 and equal to or less than $3000Grand larceny in the fourth degree; class E felonyImprisonment up to four years; fine not to exceed the greater of $5,000 or double the offender's gain from the shoplifting
Shoplifting property with a value of more than $3,000 and equal to or less than $5000Grand larceny in the third degree; class D felonyImprisonment up to seven years; fine not to exceed the greater of $5,000 or double the offender's gain from the shoplifting
Shoplifting property with a value of more than $50,000 and equal to or less than $1 millionGrand larceny in the second degree; class C felonyImprisonment up to 15 years; fine not to exceed the greater of $5,000 or double the offender's gain from the shoplifting
Shoplifting property with a value of more than $1 millionGrand larceny in the first degree; class B felonyImprisonment up to 25 years; fine not to exceed the greater of $5,000 or double the offender's gain from the shoplifting

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