Category Archives: Theft Charges

Former South Plainfield payroll clerk accused of stealing thousands in fraudulent overtime payments

A payroll clerk for the Borough of South Plainfield who was dismissed from her job in March is now facing charges that she paid herself more than $3,000 for overtime work that she never performed. According to a Middlesex County … Continue reading

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Two Newark men charged with theft and burglary related to auto break-ins

Two men were arrested in Millburn and charged with theft and burglary for taking two GPS units and a cell phone charger from parked cars. The vehicle burglaries occurred on Parkview Drive and Southern Slope, and were discovered in the … Continue reading

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Credit card theft and credit card fraud in New Jersey

As an example of credit card theft and fraud, consider a recent case in New Jersey in which a 19 year old man was charged with stealing his ex-girlfriend’s credit card and using it to withdraw $500 from her account … Continue reading

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Distinctions between criminal coercion and theft by extortion

Theft by extortion involves what most people commonly refer to as blackmail, but the object of the threat is very specific and must be for either property or money, as opposed to any other sort of compensation. The crime known … Continue reading

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When technology leads to new theft crimes

The legal definition of a theft crime is an illegal act in which property is taken without the owner’s consent and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of his property. This is a very broad definition and does … Continue reading

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Lost property and theft crimes in New Jersey

Under New Jersey law, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-6, a person who comes into control of the property of another person and knows that the property is lost is guilty of theft if, knowing the identity of the owner and with purpose to … Continue reading

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NJ robbery charges & the requirement of force

If a person is charged, indicted or receives a criminal complaint for the crime of robbery or theft by force in New Jersey, the prosecutor must prove several elements in order to obtain a conviction. An experienced New Jersey robbery … Continue reading

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New Jersey theft by unlawful taking

There are many theft crimes in New Jersey, including theft by extortion, auto theft, theft by force, theft of property mislaid, lost, or delivered by mistake, theft by deception, and theft of services. For each of these crimes, it is … Continue reading

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Robbery vs. theft in New Jersey

On July 17, 2009, a New Jersey man was apprehended and charged with robbing a PNC bank in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. Police are investigating the possible role a second man may have played in the robbery. The apprehended robber … Continue reading

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Understanding the difference between robbery and theft

Both robbery and theft involve an unlawful taking, but what is the difference between the two charges? Why would a person be charged with a robbery instead of theft? A robbery charge is really a simple theft charge, but in … Continue reading

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