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Shoplifting can carry heavy penalties

It is no secret that a criminal record can have a significant impact on your future in California. It can affect your job prospects, eligibility for benefits or housing and even come into play in child custody cases. The nature of the conviction determines how great an impact this may have on your life, but it is never something to be taken lightly. As such, a good defense is vital if you are facing criminal charges.

California pair arrested for theft

Being found in possession of stolen property, however large or small, can have serious repercussions. Furthermore, while you are under investigation, you could face suspension from your job and damage to your reputation. Although being faced with a theft charge is distressing and exhausting, it is important to stay calm and focus on your defense. A charge is no guarantee of a conviction and many innocent people face false allegations at one time or another.

California woman investigated over credit card theft

In California, the laws surrounding theft are fairly unforgiving. The problem is that no matter the scale of the crime, once it is on your record, it can have damaging consequences for your reputation and your employment prospects. There are many reasons individuals might end up being charged with theft, but the result is the same. In a recent case in California, one woman has been charged with using stolen credit cards.

Police apprehend 2 men suspected of series of home robberies

Two men, ages 20 and 17, have been taken into police custody for their alleged involvement in a string of residential burglaries in northern Orange County. Authorities state that the 20-year-old man admitted to committing 11 burglaries and 10 attempted burglaries in Placentia between October and late December. He reportedly further confessed to other acts of robbery in parts of Orange County, which are currently under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Reports indicate that the man is in Orange County Jail with bail set at $20,000 for possession of stolen property and possession of cocaine on top of theft charges.

Man could lose hand after alleged theft

A California man who was supposedly attempting to take wiring from government property on Oct. 19 could lose his hand after he was seriously shocked. Earlier in the week, another person also suffered a bad shock during an alleged theft. The juvenile correction facility where the incident occurred is now closed. The subject, who is in his 50s, should survive but was hospitalized after he burned both hands.

2 men taken into custody hours after release from jail

Two California men who reportedly have extensive records have been accused of teaming up in a series of thefts. After befriending each other in jail, the 35-year-old man and 37-year-old man were both released at the same time Sept. 25. Within hours of their release, authorities say, the men ended up being booked at Orange County Jail for alleged auto theft and attempting to rob a police officer. According to reports, intoxication may have been a factor in the alleged crimes.

Alleged theft of watch may mean felony charge

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 16 for an alleged theft in Orange County. The Newport Beach resident was accused of stealing a watch from a jewelry store in Westminster. The alleged theft resulted in the man being charged with a robbery and sent to Orange County Jail. He may face a criminal trial for the incident with the possibility of a felony charge.

California woman sees her stolen property returned.

The victim of a burglary has had nearly all of her stolen property returned thanks to a tip from a fellow musician. The California woman had eight harps stolen from her Sacramento home. After the theft, a local news station ran a report featuring the woman's story. A musician saw the story and later recognized the harps at a local flea market. The musician alerted police, who then arrested the vendor selling the harps and charged him with possession of stolen property.

Thousands may be affected by California identity theft ring

According to the Glendale Police department, an identity theft and phony credit card manufacturing ring bust could have affected thousands of people. The department went on to say that the ring could result in millions of dollars in losses. The investigation that sparked the busting of the ring was launched when a man was arrested for having possession of re-encoded credit cards during a traffic stop. After officers found the re-encoded credit cards, they obtained a search warrant for a business that the man owned. There, they seized evidence of fake credit card manufacturing. Several arrests were made in connection with the ID theft operation.

Video allegedly shows mail theft

On May 9, a 24-year-old Riverside woman was arraigned in Superior Court on charges related to identity theft and selling or transferring a credit card with the intent to defraud. The woman plead not guilty to both theft charges. She is scheduled for another court appearance on August 2. Her attorney did not respond to a telephone call from the media seeking comment.

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