Are You Facing Misdemeanor Theft Charges?

January 22nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Theft

Unlike many other states, Texas doesn’t actually discriminate between different kinds of theft. Whether a case involves a robbery, shoplifting, or embezzlement, offenses involving the unlawful taking of someone else’s property are typically charged as theft. The exact charges that a person faces, however, will differ depending on the value of the items that were […]

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Theft by Fraud is Still Theft in Texas

December 4th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Theft

Fraud is a form of theft. In effect, it is the white collar crime equivalent of robbery. And while there may be no physical violence involved, Texas law treats theft-by-fraud just as seriously. Houston Court Upholds 9-Year Sentence of Man Convicted of Obtaining Trucks via Fraudulent Loan Promises For example, if you convince someone to […]

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When Does Failing to Deliver a Product or Service Constitute Theft?

November 30th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Theft

People often associate theft with armed robbery, such as holding up a bank at gunpoint. But many more kinds of theft fall within the category of white collar crimes. After all, fraud is a form of theft. If you accept money from someone in exchange for a service, and you intentionally fail to provide that […]

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Does a Store Cashier Commit Theft When Giving an Unauthorized Discount?

December 18th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Misdemeanor Crimes, Theft

Misdemeanor theft is often associated with shoplifting by customers. But an employee may also be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor crime if he or she gives a customer an unauthorized discount. Such an act is still considered an “unlawful appropriation” of the store owner’s property. Ex-Target Employee Sentenced to 3 Days in Jail for […]

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