California Lawmaker Wants to Make Retail Theft a Felony


Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) is seeking to create a new felony offense to deter organized retail theft. This type of crime is related to 2014's Prop 47 which raised the felony line for theft to $950 worth of property in a single incident. The wording of this is important: single incident. Meaning that crooks can steal less than $950 worth of stuff from multiple locations or the same location numerous times a day without facing any consequences 

Cooper's legislation would make it a crime to steal using a partner or to buy anything stolen with the intent to sell it, exchange it, or return it for store credit. 

Read the full plan at the San Diego Tribune 


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