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Larceny and Theft Archives

Judges: criminal sentencing must be tempered by equity

If you became aware as a college student that a visitor walked inside a campus building and unlawfully extracted $44 worth of quarters from a vending machine, you'd think that such person would merit a bit of punishment, right?

CEO: probable cause or not, DOJ out to get company executives

The head of a medical device maker and his company targeted in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice were exonerated in a trial concluded earlier this year. Specifically, they were found not guilty on 10 criminal charges.

One thirsty thief (and how to fight shoplifting charges)

The temperature may have been in the upper eighties on Monday, but that doesn't explain the actions of one alleged shoplifter in Rock Hill. According to police, a man with a mighty thirst entered a Quick Trip store around noon and exited with nearly 200 cans of beer without bothering to pay for them.

Charlotte-focused criminal law report: thoughts and considerations

At a recent news conference, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerr Putney sketched a portrayal of local crime that some readers might reasonably regard as being a somewhat ambiguous take on the subject.

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