grand larceny


Definition of grand larceny

: larceny of property of a value greater than that fixed as constituting petit larceny

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The female was charged with grand larceny of a firearm, credit card theft, possession of a schedule I or II narcotic, petit larceny, and trespassing into a vehicle. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Prince William County," 30 May 2018 They were found guilty of lesser charges of conspiracy, burglary and grand larceny. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Sheriff seeks man seen at site once owned by casino heir," 11 Apr. 2019 That all came to an end in 2017, when Sorokin was charged with grand larceny and theft of services, amounting to an alleged total of $275,000 in scams. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, ""Soho Grifter" Anna Sorokin Enlisted a Stylist for Her Courtroom Look," 28 Mar. 2019 Two years later, both brothers pleaded guilty to 37 felonies, including grand larceny and coercion, according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Prosecutors Probe Hoteliers Paid by New York City to House Homeless," 18 Jan. 2019 Miranda was charged with grand larceny, and her bail was set at $25,000. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Access to Education for Black Children Proves Difficult for Their Parents, Creating a Disadvantage," 13 Mar. 2019 Collins is being held at the McDuffie County Jail and is charged with murder and grand larceny. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Former Georgia congressional candidate charged with murder," 10 Aug. 2018 Chief Delatorre said the 1,700 grand larcenies reported in 2018 led to the increase, including 754 in Manhattan—99 more in the borough than a year earlier. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "Serial Pickpockets to Blame for Bump in New York City Subway Crime, Police Say," 5 Jan. 2019 The boy faces charges of grand larceny and criminal impersonation of a police officer. Washington Post, "14-year-old pretends he’s a NY cop, robs a legally blind man," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of grand larceny

1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand larceny was in 1618

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English Language Learners Definition of grand larceny

US, law : the crime of stealing something that is very valuable

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Legal Definition of grand larceny

see larceny

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