Title 14. Criminal Law

Chapter 1. Criminal Code

Part III. Offenses Against Property

Subpart C. By Misappropriation Without Violence


14:67      Theft

 

A. Theft is the misappropriation or taking of anything of value which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations. An intent to deprive the other permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking is essential.

 

B. (1) Whoever commits the crime of theft when the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of twenty-five thousand dollars or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than five years nor more than twenty years, or may be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars, or both.

 

(2) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five thousand dollars or more, but less than a value of twenty-five thousand dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

 

(3) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of seven hundred fifty dollars or more, but less than a value of five thousand dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or may be fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both.

 

(4) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to less than a value of seven hundred fifty dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or may be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both. If the offender in such cases has been convicted of theft two or more times previously, upon any subsequent conviction he shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both.

 

C. When there has been a misappropriation or taking by a number of distinct acts of the offender, the aggregate of the amount of the misappropriations or taking shall determine the grade of the offense.

 

D. Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 944, § 4.

 

Amended by Acts 1968, No. 647, § 1, eff. July 20, 1968, at 1:30 P.M.; Acts 1970, No. 458, § 1; Acts 1972, No. 653, § 1; Acts 1990, No. 118, § 1; Acts 1999, No. 338, § 1; Acts 1999, No. 1251, § 1; Acts 2006, No. 82, § 1; Acts 2010, No. 585, § 1; Acts 2014, No. 255, § 1.