There are several forms of larceny in New York, all of which carry legal penalties if a person is convicted on a charge. One such form is larceny by false promise.
"Black Friday" is either a much-loved or much-hated part of the Christmas season. Someone's opinion on Black Friday often depends on whether that person loves the fantastic bargains and holiday spirit or hates the massive crowds and crass commercialism. Either way, on Black Friday stores in New York are packed with customers. Unfortunately, two women in Clarkstown, New York, found themselves facing criminal charges after shopping on Black Friday.
Many New Yorkers have heard "larceny," "robbery" and "theft" used interchangeably, but these terms aren't exactly the same. Traditionally, larceny was considered a type of theft, and some states still consider the two crimes to be separate. New York mostly combines both types of property crimes under the name larceny.
According to a news report, a 26-year-old Troy woman was charged on Aug. 2 in connection with a scam worth nearly half a million dollars. The woman allegedly filed a fictitious claim with the One Fund of Boston in an attempt to receive $480,000 for injuries she never incurred.