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When is shoplifting considered a felony?

In Georgia, theft is often considered a serious crime. However, it is an umbrella term that many different actions and types of theft fall under. For example, shoplifting is a type of theft. While it is often classified as a misdemeanor, this is not always the case. ...

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The basics of kleptomania

Our ancestors engaged in theft many centuries ago and today people continue to steal for many reasons.  The most understandable reason people steal is for the need of food or money, but people also steal for more complicated and less understandable reasons....

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How Georgia defines shoplifting

According to Hayes International, 25 large retailers said that 1.2 million people were stopped for shoplifting in 2015. While a portion of stolen merchandise is recovered, shoplifting ultimately costs American retailers billions of dollars in lost revenue each year....

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What is criminal trespass?

Your teenager may not see the harm in trespassing where he or she does not have permission to go. However, under the Georgia Code, as presented on Elaws, criminal trespass is a misdemeanor offense because it interferes with someone else's property rights. The charge...

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