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155.30 & Felony Shoplifting

The most common charge seen in a felony shoplifting case is Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, P.L. 155.30 which is set forth below:

§ 155.30 Grand Larceny in the fourth degree.

A person is guilty of grand larceny in the fourth degree when he steals property and when:

  1. The value of the property exceeds one thousand dollars; or
  2. Grand larceny in the fourth degree is a class E felony.

The essential elements, and defenses, are generally the same as a petit larceny case except that the value must be proven to exceed $1,000. A shoplifter intending to steal anything can easily end up with a felony charge due to the relative prevalence of high-end merchandise in Manhattan.

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