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 are some examples of offenses which may be classified as theft crimes in Florida:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Armed Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Carjacking
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Embezzlement

A person may also face theft crime charges for dealing in stolen property or for conspiring to commit theft.

What Does Grand Theft Mean in Florida?

Florida Statute 812.014 defines grand theft as intentionally taking (or attempting to take) someone’s property with the intent to deprive the victim of the benefit of their property or to use that item for the offender or other’s benefit. Stealing property whose value exceeds $750 is considered grand theft in Florida.

Peter PoulinPORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Deputies are looking for a fugitive named Peter Poulin – who is on the run from a felony warrant for failure to stop when ordered to by law enforcement.

According to Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Poulin is well aware that he has a warrant out for his arrest. He’s also wanted for his potential connection with several other crimes, including three counts of grand theft auto, resisting, vehicle burglary, many counts of grand theft and one count of felony battery.



A former officer with the Lubbock Police Department faces charges of grand theft out of Brevard County, Florida.
Thirty-year-old Jamie Lacraig Farrie was arrested on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022. KAMC News reports that he was charged with grand theft of over $500,000, burglary and use of a vehicle during a felony. The date of the offense was said to be March 2nd, 2022.

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