grand theft


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According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Martin has been charged with grand theft in Fresno County, along with suspects Leo David Smith III, Leo David Smith IV, Yoshua Neshon Barker, and Armon Darzell James. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "California Apple Store robbery gang stole over $1M in goods, cops say," 28 Sep. 2018 An Escambia County jury convicted Robert Spellman, 48, of burglary and grand theft in August. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Florida man gets 20 years for stealing $600 worth of cigarettes," 24 Sep. 2018 Both suspects were arrested and charged with grand theft auto, fleeing to elude and criminal mischief. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Florida K9 sinks teeth into escaping suspect on video," 6 Sep. 2018 His wife, who was wanted on grand theft charges, has remained missing since failing to appear at her arraignment in June. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Woman wanted for grand theft goes missing after her husband dies with lethal levels of Benadryl in his system," 14 July 2018 White was arrested and charged by Tallahassee police with three counts of grand theft. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "A man stole a gun from a store, cops say. But what a manager did next got him fired.," 12 July 2018 The women still face felony charges of grand theft. Michael Williams,, "Shoplifting suspect shot 4 times in fatal Orlando officer-involved shooting, autopsy shows," 6 July 2018 Officer Rosario Herrera, a police spokeswoman, says 47-year-old Terry Bryant was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony grand theft. CBS News, "Man arrested, accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar trophy," 5 Mar. 2018 In February 2014, he was arrested for grand theft auto in Fort Lauderdale. Randy Roguski,, "Who is Dedrick Williams, the man accused of killing rapper XXXTentacion?," 21 June 2018

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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