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Theft offenses can be either felonies or misdemeanors. Theft by Shoplifting has its own page.

Theft by Taking
Taking or appropriating the property of another with the intention of depriving the owner of the property.

Theft by Receiving
Receiving stolen property which you knew or should have known was stolen.

Defense: You received the property with the intent of giving it back to the owner.

Theft by Conversion
The holder of the property obtained the property lawfully (e.g. a lease) and then converted to his own use.

Theft by Deception
The property of another is obtained through deceit.

Theft of Services
Services that require payment for their use are intentionally obtained without payment.

Theft by Extortion
Property of another is obtained via threats (coercion).

Theft by Bringing Stolen Property Into the State
Property that the holder knew or should have known was stolen is brought into the state.

Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property
Property that the holder knew or should have know was lost or mislaid where the holder did not make a reasonable attempt to locate the real owner.

Entering Auto
You enter a motor vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or
felony. Punishment is limited to 1-5 years in prison.

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