Category: Theft Crimes


Earlier this month, a North Carolina woman was shot to death in a Charlotte apartment complex during a robbery.

Since the incident happened, three men have been arrested in connection to the murder. All three were charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, among other offenses.

In our state, robbery with a dangerous weapon is a separate charge from robbery, and has separate penalties – but it’s not the only “different” robbery charge here. There are actually four different types of robbery charges in North Carolina, all listed in Article [...]

“Smash and grab” thefts are on the rise here in North Carolina and other states, and law enforcement officials think they know why.

They recently discovered a theft crime ring that reaches from Georgia into North Carolina where the alleged offenders break into vehicles to take debit and credit cards.

The two females and one male suspect allegedly look for vehicles in public parks where valuables are left in sight. The suspects break vehicle windows to take cash and cards. Then they proceed to retailers like Kroger to purchase gift cards at self-checkout [...]

Motor vehicle theft is one of the most common forms of major theft, and it can result in lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines – even for a first offense.

Unfortunately, auto theft is on the rise in North Carolina. More than 15,000 automobiles were reported stolen in North Carolina in 2015, and the overall rate of motor vehicle theft has increased substantially in recent years. Police have therefore cracked down on auto theft, meaning that more car theft arrests may be imminent.

With extra police attention devoted to the matter, it’s important [...]

Shoplifting is a very common theft crime both here in North Carolina and throughout the United States. It’s so prevalent that most shoplifters actually go undetected.

Though it’s often associated with rebellious teens stealing for the thrill of it, there isn’t a particular profile for a typical shoplifter. In fact, anyone can be a shoplifter.

Check out these statistics studied and compiled by the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention:

  • One in 11 people are shoplifters, which equates to about 27 million Americans.
  • In the last 5 years, more than 10 million people have

Several different types of theft crimes exist in North Carolina.

If you are charged with theft, the value of the goods or property usually decides whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony. If a firearm or violence was involved at the time of the incident, the class of the offense will be higher. This is also true if a prior theft record exists.

By understanding the various types of theft that are defined under the law in our state, it can help you to plan your defense strategy, understand why you [...]