petty larceny

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Synonyms for petty larceny

larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

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Officers in South Carolina handcuffed the boy and took him to the police station on petty larceny charges.
Five radiators were reported missing from Tessner's, and the two men were initially charged with petty larceny.
So companies can get away with petty larceny because the regulating and deterrent effects of collective action litigation have been contracted away.
When Rosie's grandfather is sent to jail for six months for petty larceny, he gives her the keys to his beautiful black Mercedes as well as his cell phone.
Herbert was a junkie who supported himself and his habit by petty larceny.
However, he manages to escape from them with a complaisant doxy, Hannabelle Trexler, They decide it would be prudent to change their names to Matthew Peretz and Margarite Youngblood, and decamp to Mexico, financing the trip through petty larceny.
After the incident, police saturated the area and cited about a dozen minors for alcohol violations, one person for possession of marijuana, and one person for petty larceny in connection with a stolen street sign.
For example, Beattie suggests that the replacement of public whipping with transportation for petty larceny was in part at the behest of city shopkeepers disrupted by the crowds attracted to the spectacle of whipping.
As a result of the group's lobbying, about 500 men and women, most of whom were imprisoned on charges of petty larceny, were released.
The drugs charges were dropped and he pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanour for petty larceny.
As a youth, quite obviously, I had no perspective from which to understand the nuance between petty larceny and grand, even epic, larceny.
Some inmates were children under age 16 charged with "incorrigible conduct," vagrancy, or other minor offenses: in 1878, Charles Stewart, 13, "colored," was sentenced for petty larceny.
Occurrences of petty larceny or vandalism like these are not directly connected to the knot rules.
For example, even "Fenix Whipple," the patient Rafter chiefly discusses, had been arrested for rape and assault, and after escaping from an institution, was rearrested at least five times for a series of crimes ranging from petty larceny to robbery and assault.