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Maryland Men Accused of Stealing Scrap Metal Worth $425,000

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Theft is a common crime. It can be easy to take someone else’s money or personal belongings and claim them as your own. While many people take small items, some people go big and steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stuff. They may even take enough stuff to fill large cargo containers…. Read More »

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4 Baltimore Women Charged With Shoplifting

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many people view shoplifting as a form of petty theft that should not lead to serious penalties, but when the value of the stolen items exceeds a certain value, the charges can be elevated. Stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise is a lot different than stealing a candy bar. Four women from Baltimore have… Read More »

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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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