grand theft

noun

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Examples of grand theft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, the two were arrested, along with a third man, and charged with grand theft auto. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 Each was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, racketeering, grand theft, unlawful possession of personal identification information and money laundering. Fox News, 27 May 2021 Herlong faces four felony charges, including first-degree murder with a firearm, home invasion with a firearm, carjacking with a firearm and grand theft, according to court documents. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 7 May 2021 Herlong has pleaded not guilty to murder, home invasion, carjacking and grand theft, records show. Derek Hawkins, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2021 The department said an arrest warrant for grand theft has been issued for 38-year-old William James Walker of the Jacksonville area. al, 7 May 2021 According to prosecutors, Reyes had a prior criminal history that included 12 convictions for check and monetary instrument fraud and seven convictions for grand theft. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2021 There are 12 cases attached to his name, dating to a 1995 misdemeanor for grand theft. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Mar. 2021 The Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated her for grand theft and sent the case to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office. Gabrielle Russon, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of grand theft

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand theft was circa 1930

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15 Jun 2021

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“Grand theft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20theft. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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grand theft

Legal Definition of grand theft

— see theft

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