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Theft, Stealing, Shoplifting

A long time ago the law used to distinguish between petty larceny, grand larceny, theft by false pretenses, larceny by trick, embezzlement, etc. While many of those distinctions are still present, many States, including Missouri, have merged “Stealing” into a single, umbrella offense to simplify the matter. Missouri Revised Statutes Section 570.030 is the codification…

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