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Why you must always take theft charges seriously

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It’s not uncommon to come across stories in local publications discussing how people were arrested and subsequently charged with theft under what could best be described as unusual circumstances. For instance, just a few weeks back, many of the news outlets here in Maryland reported on a case in Anne Arundel District Court involving… Read More »

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Do you understand what state law says about writing bad checks? – II

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In today’s post, we’ll continue our previous examination of what the law in Maryland has to say about bad check violations, a type of theft-related crime that can result in some surprisingly serious penalties. What options does the person or business that received the bad check have? The person or business that received the… Read More »

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Do you understand what state law says about writing bad checks?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The term theft generally makes people think of shoplifting, burglary or even wire fraud. While these acts can all be classified as types of theft, there are other acts which may not be quite so obvious to the average person, but which can be equally serious in nature. By way of illustration, consider the… 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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Baltimore looking to cut juvenile crime on city transportation

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Now that school has been back in session for a few months, most of us are accustomed to the sight of children walking to school, waiting at bus stops or even riding the Maryland Transit Administration’s Metro cars, MARC trains, light rail and, of course, buses. What people living in Baltimore might not realize,… Read More »

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Copper theft charges ensnare Maryland boy

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Annapolis police recently arrested two people for stealing copper pipes from a construction site. One was a local 29-year-old man and the other suspect was not so expected — his 11-year-old nephew. According to reports, the two have both been charged with two counts of theft, but the boy is being charged as a… Read More »

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Baltimore museum looks to untangle decades-old art theft

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In 1951, a landscape pained by famed artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was apparently stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. The work was missing for over 60 years until it turned up at an out-of-state yard sale last year. This development may have many wondering whether or not authorities would like to move forward with… Read More »

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Baltimore woman says police framed husband with robbery

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

There are very strict rules of evidence that police and prosecutors must abide by when investigating a case. Failing to do so may unravel the State’s case and will result in an acquittal for the defendant. While many in Baltimore would hope that police would never violate these rules, there are frequently reports of… Read More »

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Dine-and-dash incidents lead to theft charge in Baltimore

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A man who would dine-and-dash at several Baltimore restaurants pleaded guilty to his most recent theft charge. The man would allegedly fake a seizure to avoid paying the bill at a restaurant. Police said there were more than four dozen incidences reported that the man would eat dinner at a restaurant and then fake… Read More »

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Man charged for Glen Burnie grave theft, investigation continues

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A 42-year-old Maryland man was arrested, held in jail and charged for his alleged role in taking bronze gravesite markers from an Anne Arundel County cemetery. According to reports from police, at least 75 metal items were taken from the cemetery, but they aren’t exactly sure when they were removed. At the time of… Read More »

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