larceny larceny  /ˈlɑr sə ni/


  • (n) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully


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  1. The other major categories of property crime, burglaries and larceny-thefts, both rose.
  2. In 1956 Negroes accounted for 28% of all arrests, and 48% of the arrests for homicide, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and auto theft.
  3. One day he held out a little of the dough he had collected on jewelry, and he was arrested for larceny.


  1. Jacksonville Wal-Mart larceny suspect sought

    Jacksonville Police need the public to help identify a larceny suspect. The man in the photo is suspected of being involved in a larceny incident that took place on May 19th
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WNCT Greenville

  2. Ala. woman pleads guilty in bank larceny

    FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former credit union branch manager has pleaded guilty in federal court to larceny. The TimesDaily of Florence reports ( ) Beth Ann Ledbetter, of Muscle Shoals, appeared in court Wednesday and is the third former Valley Credit Union employee to plead guilty to bank larceny in the case. Officials say an early-April indictment charged Ledbetter and two ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

  3. Ex-RPI worker arraigned on $350K larceny charge

    Ex-RPI worker arraigned on $350K larceny charge Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:22 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Disclosure of the missing funds in 2010 uncovered other abuses and thefts, leading to several dismissals at the four-year school. Christine Dickson, 55, appeared before ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. "I just can't buy in on that being good social policy," said Walton, who has a reputation as a tough sentencing judge. "It's one thing if you obstruct a petty larceny. It's another thing if you obstruct a murder investigation."
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: Reggie B Walton Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Overall, since statewide crime peaked in 1992, crime rates in all three categories [of violent crime, property crime, and larceny and theft] have been cut in half," according to the AG's office.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Jerry Brown Source: OCRegister

  3. Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney Kevin Russo asked Superior Court Judge John Ronan to enter a "not guilty' plea on Fontaine's behalf to the sixth-degree larceny charge pending against her. The judge did so and set July 27 for her next...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Russo Source: Ct Post

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