petty larceny


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petty larceny

n. a term used in many states for theft of a small amount of money or objects of little value (such as less than $500). It is distinguished from grand larceny which is theft of property of greater worth, which is a felony punishable by a term in state prison. Petty larceny is a misdemeanor punishable at maximum with a term in the county jail. States which only use the term "larceny," often treat theft of a smaller amounts as a misdemeanor in sentencing.

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In (https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t16c013.php) South Carolina , a count of petty larceny carries a maximum fine of $1,000 or a maximum sentence of 30 days.
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