theft

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  • Info In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. more...
  • Two weeks later he was back in court on another car theft charge.
  • The thefts were not discovered until almost four years after they began.
  • The area generally has a low crime rate except for car thefts.
  • This is leading to new forms of crime such as car theft.
  • The pair were later caught and tried for a series of similar bank thefts.
  • This may help to combat theft and other forms of product loss.
  • She starts to have second thoughts about the theft and makes a run for it.
  • In recent years, commercial identity theft protection/insurance services have become available in many countries.
  • The threat or use of force must take place immediately before or at the time of the theft.
  • Aside from the boys' thefts it has played a great part in crime. Cited from Crime: Its Cause and Treatment, by Clarence Darrow
  • The actual number is believed to be higher as many thefts are not reported to the police.
  • As a result, Lost has suffered from regular theft of street signs bearing its name.
  • But each of his thefts was almost a new sin, and would make a story by itself. Cited from The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K.Chesterton #2
  • There were no further thefts and the authorities had begun to hope there would be no more. Cited from Andy at Yale, by Roy Eliot Stokes
  • No thefts had taken place on the part of the troops. Cited from Ismailia, by Samuel W. Baker
  • Child identity theft is fairly common, and studies have shown that the problem is growing.
  • At the same time, his theft is reported to the authorities.
  • However, once discovered, the aliens become more open - and dangerous - about their thefts.
  • To protect against theft, the whole complex was surrounded by a brick wall high.
  • It does not appear to be theft, nor is her own estate a likely motive.
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