What is it? Organized Retail Theft, distinguished from common Retail Theft, is where a person intentionally conducts, promotes, or facilitates an activity in which the person receives, possesses, conceals, stores, barters, sells, or disposes of a total value of not less than $1,500 of  stolen retail merchandise. What makes it illegal?  The Texas Criminal Penal … Read more


RETAIL THEFT AND SHOPLIFTING – What is it? Retail Theft, common referred to as Shoplifting, is when property is taken from a commerical store without the true owner’s consent What makes it illegal?  The Texas Criminal Penal Code Sec. 31.03.  THEFT indicates that a person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive … Read more

Theft Crimes in Florida

A theft crime is typically a criminal offense that is related to taking, misappropriating or otherwise depriving another person of property or money, with the intention of permanently depriving the rightful owner of its use. Theft may be related to fraud, in cases involving deception, or may be committed by way of violence or threats. Following … Read more