As reported by Thomas Morgan in the January 11, 2011 edition of the Providence Journal, an East Providence man has been arrested and charged with felony larceny. The man is accused of stealing jewelry owned by a friend's mother, while visiting their house. He alleged stole a gold watch and pairs of gold earrings.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-41-1, larceny is defined as:
Every person who shall steal any money, goods, or chattels, or any note of the general treasurer of this state for the payment of money, any bank bill, any certificate of any bank or of any public officer or corporation securing the payment of money to any person or certifying it to be due, any certificate of stock in any corporation, any order entitling a person to money or other article, or any bill of exchange, bill of lading, railroad ticket, bond, warrant, obligation, bill, or promissory note for the payment of money, or other valuable property, or any record or paper belonging to any public officer, or any writ, warrant, or other legal process, or any book or part of one containing an account, any receipt for money or other article paid or delivered, any adjustment or document of any kind relating to the payment of money or delivery of any article, any indenture of apprenticeship, or any deed, covenant, indenture, or assurance whatsoever respecting any property, real or personal, shall be deemed guilty of larceny.
The difference between felony larceny and misdemeanor larceny is the value of the items taken. A person is charged with misdemeanor larceny if the value of the items were less than five hundred dollars ($500.00). The penalties if convicted of misdemeanor larceny include imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or both. If the man is convicted of felony larceny, the penalties are imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
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