grand theft

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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, OrlandoSentinel.com, "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, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Who is Dedrick Williams, the man accused of killing rapper XXXTentacion?," 21 June 2018 The charges of burglary and grand theft auto were dropped, state records show. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Raped as a child in Miami, he's facing deportation after testing positive for weed," 19 June 2018 That was the end of his greatness on the field, and since retiring from baseball, Dykstra has served prison time for bankruptcy fraud, grand theft auto, and money laundering. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Tribute to '93 Phillies not the same without Dutch and The Dude | Bob Brookover," 8 June 2018 Bonner faces a slew of charges, including grand theft auto, aggravated battery on a law-enforcement officer, child abuse, fleeing law enforcement, interfering with child custody and resisting arrest. Jeff Weiner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando man rammed patrol car while fleeing with missing kids in stolen car, Volusia deputies say," 2 June 2018 The 17-year-old driver was arrested and charged with felony grand theft auto and felony burglary; he was taken to the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "A crash Saturday sent 3 to the hospital. Boise police believe one vehicle was stolen. | Idaho Statesman," 31 Mar. 2018

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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