petit theft


US, law
: the crime of stealing something that does not have a high value

Examples of petit theft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Online court records showed Huber was charged with misdemeanor petit theft in May 2023. Alex Brizee, Idaho Statesman, 26 Mar. 2024 Kingsland resident Ryan Lee Mullis was charged with one count of grand theft and two counts of petit theft. Andrea Vacchiano, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2024 Kingsland resident Robert Thad Bryant III was charged with a RICO violation, in addition to 49 counts of grand theft and seven counts of petit theft. Andrea Vacchiano, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2024 Sternaman, who lives in a penthouse at the Mirador 1000 condominium in South Beach, was also arrested for petit theft on Jan. 3 and was released on a $150 bond, WPLG Local10 reports, citing Miami-Dade County court records. Michael Dorgan, Fox News, 10 Feb. 2024 Mott was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail for grand theft, felony petit theft, and two counts of burglary of a dwelling. Fox News, 14 Dec. 2023 According to the outlet, aside from the kidnapping charges, Jackson reportedly is also facing a separate count of failure to appear on a previous petit theft retail charge. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 15 Aug. 2023 Her grandson was convicted in May 2021 on charges of simple assault of someone 65 or older and petit theft. Hope Dean, Orlando Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2023 He is currently held in the Main Jail and has a case pending against him in Palm Beach County after he was arrested last year on charges of burglary, petit theft and criminal mischief, court records show. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2023

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“Petit theft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

petit theft

: petty theft at theft
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