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Retail Fraud
Larceny
Nearly all thefts of property in Michigan are encompassed within Larceny statute MCL 750.356. This statute has a number of different sub-provisions, which cover a variety of situations where property is stolen.
 
An important consideration is that a perceived theft of property is an offense people almost never forgive. People can commit any number of crimes and persons will usually forgive and forget yet the accusation of theft carries with it a stigma that the person might steal again. That is why aggressive representation is critical to protecting your rights and insuring the integrity of your reputation.
 
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Values and Penalties Larceny in General:


  • the value of the property taken is less than $200.00 = A misdemeanor up to 93 days in jail and/or $500 fine or three times the value of the property stolen whichever is greater.
  • If the property is worth more than $200.00, but less than a $1000.00= a Misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and fines of up to $2,000.00 or three times the value of the property taken whichever is greater.
  • If the property is worth more than $1,000.00, but less than $20,000= a Felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines of not more than $10,000.00 or 3 times the value of the stolen property, whichever is greater.


  • If the property is worth more than $20,000.00= Felony charges: up to 5 years in prison and fines of not more than $10,000.00 or 3 times the value of property stolen whichever is more.

-Factors such as the propertys value, where and when it was taken, and a persons prior criminal history all determine whether a person is charged with a felony or misdemeanor. Some of the penalties listed above will change if certain factors are present.