Petit Larceny vs. Grand Larceny
Similar to petit larceny, grand larceny occurs when one steals something with a value of $650 or more. Unlike petit larceny though, grand larceny is a felony offense.
If one intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away or drives away with: 1) Personal goods or property, with a value of $650 or more, owned by another person; 2) Bedding, furniture or other property, with a value of $650 or more, which the person, as a lodger, is to use in or with his or her lodging and which is owned by another person; or 3) Real property, with a value of $650 or more, that the person has converted into personal property by severing it from real property owned by another person.
One will also be charged with grand larceny if he or she uses a card or other device for automatically withdrawing or transferring money in a financial institution to obtain intentionally money to which the person knows he or she is not entitled. Stealing and killing livestock and domesticated animals may also trigger grand larceny.
Penalties for grand larceny are harsh. If the value is less than $3,500 the person who committed the gran larceny is guilty of a category C felony. If the value of property involved is $3,500 or more, the person is guilty of a category B felony, which carries a minimum term of not less than 1 year in prison and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, and a fine of not more than $10,000. The court shall also order restitution.
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