Theft Crimes in California are covered by the California Penal Code. These crimes consist of Petty Theft, Shoplifting, Receiving Stolen Property, and Grand Theft.

Theft crimes can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Mr. Lluis takes all theft crimes seriously, regardless of whether it is a Grand Theft Auto or a Shoplifting charge. The fact is, all convictions become part of your record and affect your life later.

Theft Crimes cover many areas of criminal law. Here are a few theft crimes:

Theft

The felonious taking and removing of another’s personal property with the intent to permanently deprive the true owner thereof; larceny. 2. Broadly, any act or instance of stealing, including larceny, burglary, embezzlement, and false pretenses.

Theft By Deception

The use of deception to obtain another’s property.

Theft By False Pretext

The use of a false pretext to obtain another’s property.

Theft Of Services

The act of obtaining services from another by deception, threat, coercion, stealth, mechanical tampering, or using a false token or device.

Embezzlement

The illegal transfer of money or property that, although possessed legally by the embezzler, is diverted to the embezzler personally by his or her fraudulent action.

Extortion

Obtaining money or property by threat to a victim’s property or loved ones, intimidation, or false claim of a right (such as pretending to be an IRS agent).

Identity Theft

Identity Theft primarily involves either “true name” or “account takeover” fraud. With “true name” someone uses a consumer’s personal information to open new accounts in his or her name. With “account takeover” someone gains access to a person’s existing account(s) and makes fraudulent charges. Another form of identity theft occurs when a criminal provides a victim’s personal information to law enforcement when the criminal gets arrested. The victim may then have a criminal record or outstanding warrants attached to their name without even realizing it.