The legal definition of petty larceny applies when someone “intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away or drives away” any property owned by another person without their consent when the property is valued at less than $650. The vast number of petty larceny cases stem from the following situations:
Stealing items from a hotel room where the suspect lodged, and
Taking someone else’s pets.
The Petty Larceny Program offers educational classes on consequences of theft and holds offenders accountable for their actions. The program provides community resources for special needs and educates offenders about the laws relating to theft.
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