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Employee Theft: Do You Have Sticky Fingers?
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Employee Theft: Do You Have Sticky Fingers?

Statistically, there’s a good chance that you didn’t buy the pen in your purse or jacket pocket, but took it from work. People take things from work all the time, either intentionally or not. Most don’t really think about such pilfering as theft, rationalizing that it’s one of the “benefits” that come with the job, but there is no ‘de minimis’ requirement for theft – if it’s company property, then it’s not yours to take, be it a pen, money, … Read More

Can Your Brain Make You Steal?
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Can Your Brain Make You Steal?

What would you think if you heard someone who had stolen a car say, “It’s not my fault—my brain made me do it.” While it might sound absurd when phrased that way, that essential argument is one that is being used in more and more criminal defense cases across the country.

 

We’ve all heard of the insanity plea before—a defendant claims that they are not culpable for the crime they committed because they were legally insane at the time … Read More

Christmas: ‘Tis the Season for Stealing
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Christmas: ‘Tis the Season for Stealing

For most Americans, Christmas presents are found in Santa Claus’s generous bag or, at least, in the wallets of their friends and family. Some people, however, decide to take matters into their own hands and simply steal the goods they want to find under the tree on Christmas Eve.

 

One in every eleven people who walk through the doors of a store is likely to walk out with at least one item they didn’t pay for. Most offenders are … Read More

Theft Charges Filed When Man Allegedly Tried to Use Stolen Credit Card
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A Chicago man was recently arrested for theft when he attempted to use an allegedly stolen credit card to purchase items. Though it was not known if the man had yet retained the services of an accomplished Chicago theft lawyer, it behooves anyone who does face a charge of theft to contact a defense attorney as quickly as possible following their arrest. Because a theft charge can result in severe penalties, a Chicago theft lawyer is the best way to … Read More

Tables Turned When Veteran Chicago Cop Is Charged with Theft
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The scenario is fairly standard: The police apprehend a suspect, the suspect is charged with theft, and the suspect then hires an attorney before appearing in a Chicago court. However, in a recent case, the script seemed to have been rewritten and a veteran of the Chicago police force was put on leave after being arrested for misdemeanor theft. The charge arose after the woman was accused of stealing just over $200 in vitamins from a local grocery store.

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