grand theft

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She is currently jailed on a grand theft auto charge for allegedly stealing Cummings’ car. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "Police Search Landfill for Missing Florida Hairdresser — and Coworker Seen Discarding Trash Bag Is Suspect," 10 July 2018 The plea deal enabled Immler to avoid prosecution on a grand theft felony charge punishable by up to five years in state prison. Marc Freeman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cop to give up badge after swiping $6,250 during home search," 9 July 2018 White was arrested on a grand theft charge in connection with the incident. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Woman accused of stealing $70G worth of jewelry and cash from man she met at Miami bar," 3 July 2018 Three Florida women wound up arrested on grand theft charges after their clothes couldn't hide their five-finger discount attempts, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office says. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The cop saw a pointy thing near a breast and a bulge in the pants. Soon, all was clear | Miami Herald," 6 May 2018 Brookman said the grand theft charge isn't justified for swiping an Oscar because their despite their cultural value, street value is very limited by the fact that the film academy keeps a stake in their ownership and controls how they can be used. NBC News, "Man accused in McDormand Oscar theft pleads not guilty, will be released," 8 Mar. 2018 The 47-year-old remained in custody Monday morning on a grand theft charge in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Mary Mcnamara, latimes.com, "From Harvey Weinstein to 'Black Panther,' some of Jimmy Kimmel's best zingers from his Oscars monologue," 5 Mar. 2018 The group faces charges including grand theft, insurance fraud and racketeering. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "One Lexus, 10 crashes, none real. Rogue adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO, police say," 10 July 2018 The two were married in 2002 after Michael Warren served almost four years in prison for grand theft, racketeering and odometer tampering. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "DNA ties 'killer clown' to getaway car in 27-year-old cold case, prosecutors say," 13 Apr. 2018

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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