What is larceny in the state of Connecticut? And how does one define larceny? Understanding the answers to these questions can help if you got charged with larceny in Connecticut. Also, you can learn more about larceny on this page and in this section.
A person commits larceny when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to themselves or a third person, they wrongfully take, obtain or withhold such property from an owner. It is important that the person accused of larceny intended to deprive someone else of property. In addition, this is the difference between defining something as theft and defining it as “borrowing” or “forgetting to return” property. Also, the state will have to prove that you intended to steal and keep property if they are going to convict you of this crime. Alternatively, you can try to prove that you did not have this intention when building your defense.
Many forms of larceny exist. So, larceny includes:
- Obtaining property by false pretenses.
- Obtaining property by false promise.
- Acquiring property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.
- Defrauding of public community.
- Theft of services.
- Receiving stolen property.
- Conversion of a motor vehicle.
- Obtaining property through fraudulent use of an ATM.
- Library theft.
- Conversion of leased property.
- Failing to pay prevailing rate of wages.
- Theft of utility service.
- Air bag fraud.
- Theft of motor fuel.
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