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the crime of taking someone else's property without consent

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We say the theft, for Isaac had simply made up his mind to steal the tulip; and as it grew in the most profound secrecy, and as, moreover, his word, being that of a renowned tulip-grower, would any day be taken against that of an unknown girl without any knowledge of horticulture, or against that of a prisoner convicted of high treason, he confidently hoped that, having once got possession of the bulb, he would be certain to obtain the prize; and then the tulip, instead of being called Tulipa nigra Barlaensis, would go down to posterity under the name of Tulipa nigra Boxtellensis or Boxtellea.
Boxtel at first entertained an idea of stealing the key, but it soon occurred to him, not only that it would be exceedingly difficult to abstract it from her pocket, but also that, when she perceived her loss, she would not leave her room until the lock was changed, and then Boxtel's first theft would be useless.
It was not yet certain, although very probable, that the tulip would flower black; if, therefore, he stole it now, he not only might be committing a useless crime, but also the theft might be discovered in the time which must elapse until the flower should open.
Should any one then reclaim it, Boxtel would in his turn charge him or her with theft.
Isabel Miller is as incapable of an act of theft as I am.
he pleaded, "think again before you tell the poor girl that she is suspected of theft.
That the hair was her own, she instantaneously felt as well satisfied as Marianne; the only difference in their conclusions was, that what Marianne considered as a free gift from her sister, Elinor was conscious must have been procured by some theft or contrivance unknown to herself.
Throughout the past several months, a number of metals thefts have made the news.
Online identity thefts may also be reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
A Better Business Bureau telephone survey of 4,000 consumers found that only 11 percent of known identity-theft cases occurred online, with Dumpster diving and phone flaud accounting for more thefts, according to a study from online business research firm eMarketer.
An examination of this crime problem, which persists today, can help investigators understand the modus operandi (MO) of these unique credit card thieves and offer some recommendations to help prevent thefts in the future.
Deputies said earlier this week that vehicle thefts have increased nearly 50 percent in the past six weeks, amounting to more than 100 cars in that time.
Because the data is based on reported thefts, which are estimated to represent about 40% of actual thefts, the annual total could equal $8.
During the week thereafter, no thefts from residents' rooms were reported.