grand theft


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Loc remains in custody and is facing a potential felony charge of grand theft of a dog. Los Angeles Times, "Man accused of stealing golden retriever in San Francisco is arrested," 26 July 2019 Loc was booked on a charge of grand theft of a dog, which is a felony, police said. Pete Grieve,, "San Francisco police arrest man suspected of stealing golden retriever," 25 July 2019 Monroe was being held in the facility on charges of robbery with a firearm and grand theft of a motor vehicle, the post said. Eric Todisco,, "Four Inmates Allegedly Faked Fight to Escape Florida Juvenile Detention Center," 22 July 2019 Irby spent six days in jail on charges of armed burglary and grand theft. USA TODAY, "Whiskey webs, alien abductions, goldfish invasion: News from around our 50 states," 25 June 2019 Originally charged with armed burglary and grand theft, Cooke on Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court pleaded to reduced charges of burglary and petit theft., "Former deputy accused of stealing pills pleads guilty to lesser charges," 13 Apr. 2018 Maurelis was arrested on suspicion of burglary and grand theft. Krista Torralva,, "Bandit stole from home while 87-year-old woman slept, Volusia deputies say," 10 Apr. 2018 Another embezzlement count and a grand theft count were dismissed as part of the plea deal. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ex-Sweetwater schools employee gets house arrest, probation for embezzlement," 17 July 2019 He ultimately would be found and convicted of grand theft and passing bad checks., "Robert Rackstraw, D.B. Cooper suspect with various bizarre Oregon connections, dies at 75," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of grand theft

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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