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What is Shoplifting? Retail Theft, common referred to as Shoplifting, is when property is taken from a commercial store without the true owner's consent. Shoplifiting is more of a common-use term for Theft; there is no seperate offense in Texas for Shoplifing. Instead, shoplifiting in Austin will be charged as Theft.

What makes Shoplifting illegal? The Texas Criminal Penal Code Sec. 31.03. Theft indicates that a person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.

What are Shoplifiting Punishments? For individuals arrested for RETAIL THEFT or THEFT, the penalty is dependant on the value of property stolen. If the value of the property stolen is less than $50 the offense is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by fines. If the value of the property stolen is $50 or more but less than $500, the offense is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of six months in county jail, plus fines. The Theft is a Class A misdemeanor is if the value of the property stolen is $500 or more but less than $1,500.

Common Criminal Cases Involving Shoplifiting Arrests: The most common Shoplifting cases and shoplifting arrests involve stealing clothing, shoes, video games, and other small items from retail stores.

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