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Box missing from fundraiser - theft crimes or safekeeping items?

Volunteer work can be rewarding. Massachusetts residents often volunteer their time and energy in an effort to raise funds, bring about change or serve some other purpose for which they feel a desire to assist with. As a part of such service, individuals will often donate funds or items to be used for the benefit of the volunteer effort. Unfortunately, there are times when funds or items end up missing, and thoughts often turn to the possibility of theft crimes as the reason.

Theft crimes just the beginning for this teenager

Massachusetts officials are planning criminal charges against a 15-year-old boy who allegedly stole his mother's car and led police on a high speed chase that extended through several towns. It's unclear whether theft crimes in relation to the stolen car will be part of that process, but the boy is fortunate that he emerged from the incident alive and whole. The chase ended in a horrific crash that tore his vehicle in half, and witnesses say it's a miracle he survived. 

State Police clerk accused of theft crimes re payroll funds

When someone works for the Massachusetts State Police it would seem that, above all, one would not want to be accused of stealing money from one's employer. One woman faces that dim prospect for allegedly stealing over $23,000 in travel and reimbursement funds in her capacity as payroll director. The 49-year-old woman is officially charged with larceny over $250 by the authorities. The alleged theft crimes come amidst an ongoing scandal involving the state police.

Do new laws help those charged with Massachusetts theft crimes?

Many Massachusetts residents are aware that two new bills propose significant changes to existing criminal laws. The bills recently passed through the Legislature, and will now go before the governor for signature. That could lead to changes that could help those charged with theft crimes in the state of Massachusetts.

Bill could lower felony theft crimes threshold

Possible changes to Massachusetts state law could mean big changes for how larceny charges are  prosecuted. Theft crimes -- also referred to as larceny -- are classified as either a misdemeanor or felony based upon the value of the stolen property. Currently, anything worth more than $250 is considered a felony, and but a current bill could change things.

Charged with theft crimes? You deserve vigorous representation

Facing criminal charges can be a frightening experience. Many people feel understandably confused by their charges, and Massachusetts' police are often not quick to help clear up any questions defendants might have. This is especially true with theft crimes, which cover a somewhat broad range of charges, all of which can have different legal implications.

Year-long theft crimes investigation lead to woman's arrest

Criminal charges for theft can fall into either misdemeanor or felony categories, which is usually dependent upon the value of items allegedly taken. A Massachusetts woman is facing felony charges for alleged theft crimes related to equipment worth tens of thousands of dollars that occurred at her place of work. She has since posted $25,000 bail and is awaiting upcoming court proceedings.

Massachusetts’ threshold for felony theft among nation’s lowest

Certain theft crime allegations can leave a person facing felony charges here in Massachusetts. In fact, the chances of being charged with a felony in relation to a theft can be particularly high here as compared to many other states. This is because of Massachusetts’ felony theft threshold laws.

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