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The Crime of “Defrauding an Innkeeper”

The term of “defrauding an innkeeper” refers to not paying after eating at restaurants or drinks at bars, buying fuel at gas stations, or staying at hotels or motels. While it may seem like a minor “prank,” it’s a serious crime that can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or felony, some of which carry […]

Theft of Lemur Not a Bad Disney Movie

When most people think of theft, they think of shoplifting clothes or jewelry, or perhaps robbery, burglary, assault, or fraud. When animals are stolen, chances are they are a high-priced dog from a pet store or breeder. But a lemur? Lemur Ransomed After Theft Julie Harris, the owner of Gizmo the lemur, was burglarized by […]

Medical Identity Theft

Definition of Medical Identity Theft Identity theft is the fraudulent stealing of somebody’s personal information, such as name and social security number, in order to acquire personal gain, such as money, personal gratification, or prestige. Medical identity theft also includes the fraudulent stealing of a person’s health insurance number to illegally obtain medical services or […]

California Petty Theft

In California the Penal Code Sections 484 and 488 are two sections under which petty theft is handled and prosecuted, depending on the circumstances involved with the charges. Grand Theft versus Petty Theft Theft is the unlawful taking of somebody else’s property without their permission. What defines the difference between grand theft and petty theft […]

Keep Holiday Packages Theft Free

While the holiday season may brings good tidings, it also brings out the Grinch to steal holiday packages from porches. Theft of Holiday Packages Police report that cross the country the package theft has increased. Even if thieves are caught in the act on video cameras, they still get escape arrest. CyberMonday this year was […]

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