Theft

Ways you could potentially shoplift in Utah

Whenever you think of shoplifting, you may envision a young teenager standing at a store, peeking side-to-side, then slipping something into their pockets. The fact is that shoplifting is an offense committed by people from all walks of life. A congress candidate has recently been accused of shoplifting over 250 items from a Target store. Allegedly, she was caught attempting to leave the store with...

Understanding theft and larceny charges in Utah

Let us begin by understanding the difference between theft and larceny. It is essential to know that these words cannot be directly changed in legal terms. In general, all larceny is theft, but not all theft can be considered larceny. Theft is more of an umbrella term that covers a wider range of stealing. Larceny refers more to the illegal and permanent removal of someone's personal property. The...

Petty Theft vs. Grand Theft vs. Shoplifting

Most people dismiss petty theft and shoplifting because they believe they are petty crimes because, by definition, it means to take something with a relatively small value. But, these crimes still have very significant consequences. Petty theft Petty theft is the criminal act of taking something that’s valued is equal to or less than a specific dollar amount, where the item’s value is less than the...

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