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noun as in theft

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Aggravated assaults were up while larcenies and robberies were down.

Law enforcement is actually treating it like … they would treat any other type of larceny or any other type of theft.

Moawad-Barrientos has been charged with two felony counts of larceny by false pretenses and was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Fairfax County jail, before being released on bond.

With a 27% increase in bike thefts but fewer arrests for bike larceny compared to last year, bikers can’t expect to recover their stolen wheels, and bike theft can be both discouraging and costly.

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The stories take viewers from the women’s childhoods through the ups and downs of their criminal activity, which spans drug trafficking, money fraud, and grand larceny, to their moment of redemption on the other side of the law.

Harris, a resident of Boerum Hill, is charged with two counts of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

A records check showed that he was wanted for grand larceny in Virginia, and he spent several months in jail there.

If you take my stuff without my consent, it's called larceny.

I remained, at that point, unconvinced that Marshall was guilty of the grand larceny count.

Only a handful of counts remained on which to reach a verdict, including the one of grand larceny.

If the finder knows who the owner is or has a reasonable clue to the ownership, which he disregards, he is guilty of larceny.

At the same time another law was passed, disfranchising all voters who had been found guilty at any time of petty larceny.

In the words of the police-captain, he would not add larceny to burglary.

They look upon a well-known name as of the same value as a fire or a case of larceny.

A youth, imperfectly acquainted with English, was charged with the larceny of an overcoat from his fellow-lodger.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to larceny, such as: burglary, misappropriation, robbery, crime, lift, and pinch.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.