grand theft

noun

Examples of grand theft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was arrested on outstanding warrants for grand theft and a vehicle offense, police said. Don Sweeney, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 While the six-digit bail and monitoring might seem exorbitant, a DA's spokesperson said those conditions are well within bounds of a felony grand theft charge. David K. Li, NBC News, 23 Jan. 2024 One year later, in September 2014, the Alameda County district attorney issued a 13-count indictment against Clark, including nine felony charges for grand theft and forgery. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 2 Jan. 2024 The 50-year-old Miami native and suspect, Luiz Gustavo Aires, is accused of committing the grand theft aero around 5 p.m., taking to the skies briefly before touching down just 25 miles away, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The suspect is being held with bail set at $500,000 and faces felony charges of grand theft charge and vandalism. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 6 Feb. 2024 An officer saw the unidentified 23-year-old woman’s vehicle travel on a nearby highway, pulled her over and arrested her for grand theft. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 The unidentified suspect was arrested for grand theft, according to police. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 22 Jan. 2024 Martin was arrested in 2014 on charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft in the third degree and grand theft of a firearm, court records show. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 4 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grand theft was circa 1930

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“Grand theft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20theft. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

grand theft

see theft

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