larcenist

noun
lar·ce·nist | \ ˈlär-snist , ˈlär-sə-nist \

Definition of larcenist 

: a person who commits larceny

Examples of larcenist in a Sentence

when the serial larcenist Willie Sutton was asked why he continued to rob banks, he supposedly replied, “because that's where the money is”

First Known Use of larcenist

1803, in the meaning defined above

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