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Category Archives: Theft

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2 Arrested for Theft from Maryland Navy Exchange Store

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Theft is a common crime. While some people think nothing of taking an item of little value, like a candy bar, these incidents of theft add up. They cost businesses millions of dollars a year. Even theft of an item of little value can lead to a misdemeanor, jail time and a $500 fine…. Read More »

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What is Shopkeeper’s Privilege?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Business owners have a lot on their plate. They have to manage the various elements of their store to keep it profitable. They also deal with hundreds, maybe even thousands of customers on a daily basis. When handling customer transactions, store owners, managers and employees are bound by the law. This can cause them… Read More »

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What is Shoplifting? Definition and Penalties

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

People often do not think much of taking a candy bar or a tube of lipstick from a store without paying for it, but the cost of these items adds up. This is a crime called shoplifting, and it’s a huge problem for business owners. Shoplifting costs the retail industry $45 billion a year…. Read More »

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Burglary, Robbery, or Theft? Understanding the Differences

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Every state defines crimes in different ways. One particular area of criminal law that can get very confusing is that of theft and burglary. Many people use terms like theft, robbery, and burglary interchangeably when discussing this group of crimes. But in Maryland, these terms have very different meanings, and they carry very different… Read More »

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Avoiding Grand Theft Charges in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two friends are hanging out. One does not have a driver’s license but decides to borrow the other’s car without asking. Sadly, the unlicensed friend gets pulled over and charged with driving without a license. Under Section 16-305 of the Maryland Transportation Code, the friend who let him borrow the vehicle can actually be… Read More »

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Does Maryland need to reconsider its approach to shoplifting?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Every day, people across Maryland find themselves in the unenviable position of facing shoplifting charges. While many might discount the punishment of shoplifting as nothing more than just a slap on the wrist, this is actually far from the reality. Indeed, an assistant public defender in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender recently… Read More »

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Man accused of strong-arm robbery at Bingo World

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A 37-year-old man in Anne Arundel County was accused of committing a strong-arm robbery on Oct. 24. At approximately 1:40 a.m., a customer at Bingo World in Brooklyn Park reported a theft to police. According to the customer, a man had grabbed her arm while she was playing a video game at the establishment… Read More »

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Maryland man accused of robbing restaurant

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It was announced on Oct. 16 that a Maryland man who was believed to have been involved in a September robbery was taken into custody and charged. A second man was also thought to have played a part. The authorities alleged that two men approached the manager outside of the Eldersburg restaurant at 11… Read More »

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Missing school bus found with severe damage

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two people have been charged with theft and attempted arson, among other charges, after a Maryland school bus was stolen and vandalized. The incident happened on Oct. 7 in Anne Arundel County. A bus belonging to Anne Arundel County Public Schools was first noticed missing from a bus yard at 5:30 a.m. Workers at… Read More »

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Police say couple stole school bus and tried to set it on fire

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two people in Anne Arundel County were detained on Oct. 7 after allegedly stealing a school bus. The school bus was reportedly taken from a parking lot in Crownsville around 5:30 a.m., and it was located in Davidsonville shortly before 9 a.m. by a police aviation unit. The bus was unoccupied when it was… Read More »

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