In Pennsylvania, it is a crime to take another’s property, and this is considered theft. Learn about ways to defend yourself against theft.
Theft offenses in Erie are serious crimes. Pennsylvania laws define theft as taking or exercising control over movable property belonging to another person with the intent to deprive that person of the property. Theft is also defined as unlawfully transferring or exercising control over immovable property belonging to another person with the intent to derive… Read more »
Shoplifting (aka, retail theft) occurs when someone takes items from a store without paying for them. These items may be concealed in a bag, in pockets, or under the person’s clothing. It can happen in any retail store by career thieves or first-time offenders. Perpetrators are often identified by security cameras or store personnel who… Read more »