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Felony Theft Definition

Felony Theft (noun);

In general, felony theft is defined by the value of something stolen and vary depending on the area the theft occurred. Most jurisdictions divide felony theft into different categories typically called classes. For instance, a class one felony theft would be for stolen goods of a high value such as a valuable painting, whereas a class two felony theft is for stolen goods of lesser value such as a stolen TV valued at $2000. A court that handles other felony charges, muddier, kidnapping or manslaughter, for instance, will also hear felony theft charges and bigger cases of fraud. Typically felony theft charges are very serious and can involve heavy fines and even state prison time.

Dollar Amount For Felony Theft Per US State

Alabama $500 Montana $1,000
Alaska $500 Nebraska $500
Arizona $250 Nevada $250
Arkansas $500 New Hampshire $500
California $400 New Jersey $250
Colorado $500 New Mexico $250
Connecticut $1,000 New York $1,000
Delaware $1,000 North Carolina $1,000
Florida $300 North Dakota $500
Georgia $300 Ohio $500
Hawaii $300 Oklahoma $500
Idaho $1,000 Oregon $750
Illinois $150 Pennsylvania $2,000
Indiana Always a Class D Felony Theft Rhode Island $500
Iowa $1,000 South Carolina $1,000
Kansas $1,000 South Dakota $500
Kentucky $300 Tennessee $500
Louisiana $300 Texas $1,500
Maine $1,000 Utah $1,000
Maryland $500 Vermont $100
Massachusetts $250 Virginia $200
Michigan $1,000 Washington $750
Minnesota $250 West Virginia $1,000
Mississippi $500 Wisconsin $2,500
Missouri $500 Wyoming $1,000

How To File A Stolen Property Police Report

The first step in any occurrence of theft is to report the incident to the police immediately. This helps you recover the stolen item if it gets confiscated and helps with an insurance claim process on the account an official police report is required to file a claim.

Here are the general steps to file a police report:

  1. Call the non-emergency phone number for the local police station or law enforcement agency where the item was stolen.
  2. Obtain the physical address and go to the police station or law enforcement agency.
  3. Once there, go to the stolen property department if applicable.
  4. While creating a stolen property police report it's important to provide the theft detective or clerk with as many details as possible, especially the item's serial number, any identifying marks or stickers. Also include when, where and how the item was stolen.
  5. Once you have completed the report, be sure to obtain a copy and retain it for follow-up and recovery.

It's important to file a police report for theft, no matter how big, small or valuable the stolen item is, because it helps the police know a thief's (or thieves) M.O. and to control theft by using crime data to increase patrol in areas with a high or rising crime rate. Sometimes an area's theft rate can skyrocket because people don't report theft incidents because the stolen item isn't of high monetary value. This is called petty theft and is how a petty thief can continue stealing because the police are not made aware of their activity.

How To Report A Stolen Property Online

Get the world on your case! Here are the steps to create an online Stolen Property report for free:

  1. If not yet registered, click the "Register" link at the top right-hand side of the page or click the "Report" button at page top.
  2. Enter your information and click the "Register" button.
  3. Open the email account used for registration, open the verification email and click the link in the email body or copy and paste it in your browser address bar and press the "Enter" or "Return" key.
  4. Log in to the Stolen Lost Found Online website
  5. Click the "Report" link in the main navigation bar or the "Report" button at page top.
  6. Select the appropriate category.
  7. Select the appropriate sub-category.
  8. Select to post as Stolen.
  9. Enter as much information about the Stolen Property as possible - the make, model and serial number are especially important. Also helpful are any identifying marks and photos if available.
  10. Click the "Submit" button.

That's it. Once the Stolen Property report is submitted it will post on Stolen Lost Found Online immediately and will appear on the search engines within a day. By reporting online you literally make a world of difference for recovering your Stolen Property, long into the future.

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