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Larceny & Theft Archives

Prep school staff member runs up $400,000 on school credit card

Credit cards, especially cards issued to businesses for use by their employees, are frequent targets for theft or larceny. An administrative assistant at an exclusive prep school in New York City has been arrested and is facing criminal charges for using a school-issued credit card to purchase luxury goods and $150,000 in gold bullion.

What constitutes first-degree identity theft under New York law?

Identity theft schemes might make for good stories on the nightly news, but it is important to remember that not all of those accused of identity theft are actually guilty of the crime. Individuals in New York need to understand what constitutes identity.

Two face larceny charges in alleged Victoria's Secret theft

Some people in New City may be trying to get a head-start on the holiday shopping season, or at least may be preparing for the upcoming "Black Friday" sales in stores nationwide. However, it doesn't take much for accusations of shoplifting to be discussed about. Shoplifting, however, is a theft crime and any allegations of such a crime must be taken very seriously. There could be significant consequences for the accused.

How does New York place a value on property in larceny cases?

When it comes to determining the value of allegedly stolen property, police and prosecutors in New City may want to place as high a value as is possible, to bolster their case against the accused. However, it is important that any value placed on allegedly stolen property is both fair and appropriate, as it can affect the charges and penalties the accused faces.

Attempted shoplifting leads to criminal charges

When people are accused of a crime, they frequently face a large variety of criminal charges. Police and prosecutors may try to "throw the book at" people who have been suspected of criminal behavior and hope that something sticks. This can be challenging for the individuals who are facing these situations. They may be overwhelmed, and wonder how to proceed or how to clear their name.

When is the use of a debit or credit card illegal in New York?

Debit cards and credit cards have become a ubiquitous part of spending in New York. In fact, some people have stopped carrying cash around altogether, preferring to make purchases using a card instead. However, there are circumstances in which using a credit or debit card is illegal, such as when it is used via theft or fraud.

What defenses are available to allegations of theft?

A charge of theft is often based upon an accusation that an individual knowingly took the property of another person. New City residents can face theft charges that arise from a number of different factual scenarios, and as such, it is important that they remember that all criminal cases are different. Criminal defense attorneys can be useful resources for those individuals who wish to learn more about the particulars of their personal theft charges, as this blog provides only general information about criminal law topics.

When can an individual be accused of robbery in New York?

"Cops and robbers" might be a fun game that children in New City play, but the fact is that there are numerous types of theft crimes in New York, the violation of which could be considered felonies. Today we are going to hone in on one specific type of theft crime: robbery.

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