Theft Crimes

“Porch Pirates” Would Face Enhanced Penalties Under Proposed California Bill

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 15, 2021 | Theft Crimes

A California lawmaker recently introduced a Senate bill that would increase criminal penalties for those who steal delivered packages. Under Senate Bill 358, so-called “porch pirates” would be facing steeper penalties, such as jail time, especially for repeat offenders.  What Does California’s Current Theft Law Say About Stolen Packages? Under California’s current law, package theft… read more

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Actress Arrested for Petty Theft in Los Angeles

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 01, 2018 | Theft Crimes

Lainie Kazan, an actress popular for her role in the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, was recently arrested for stealing food from a San Fernando Valley grocery store. Reports say that Kazan entered the store, filled up reusable shopping bags with groceries, and then immediately walked to her car without paying for the… read more

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Robbery Charges in Los Angeles

by | Feb 21, 2017 | Theft Crimes

According to the LA Times, robberies in the LA area increased by 12.3 percent in 2015. In particular, in more affluent areas in the city, residents have increasingly complained of home thefts and car break-ins. Additionally, packages have been taken from resident’s doorsteps, and smartphones have literally been lifted right out of the hands or… read more

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Theft, Shoplifting and Financial Crimes in Los Angeles

by | Feb 21, 2016 | Theft Crimes

When we think of theft, we usually think of it in terms of taking physical items from others that do not belong to us. In the digital age, however, theft has evolved into something else entirely. In addition to retail theft (shoplifting) and stealing personal property from others, theft includes embezzlement, identity theft, and fraud…. read more

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Charged With Burglary?

by | Jan 14, 2016 | Theft Crimes

In early June 2015, four individuals were arrested for allegedly being connected to a burglary ring located in the southern district of California. These four individuals were suspected to be responsible for more than two dozen residential burglaries across Southern California and Nevada. Burglary continues to be a prominent crime in California. Approximately 15,000 burglaries… read more

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Understanding Grand Theft in Los Angeles (Penal Code 487 PC)

by | Apr 22, 2015 | Theft Crimes

Theft is one of the various property laws criminalized in California. It is often referred to as larceny. Theft can occur in various circumstances and the punishment will range depending on the property that has been taken. Theft can involve tangible personal property, real property or money. Theft is defined as the unlawful taking of… read more

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