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Wisconsin Crimes Against Property

Larceny, sometimes referred to under other state law as simple larceny or grand larceny, is a theft. A larcency can occur by trespass or delivery. If the perpetrator trespasses upon the property of another person and then takes and carries away property without permission and with intent to permanently deprive the owner of that property, a larceny has been committed.

A larceny can also be committed by delivery of the property. If the property owner willingly delivers the property to a person who later decides to take the property and convert it into his own use, a larceny is committed when the property is converted.

Larceny is very similar to embezzlement, except that an embezzler is usually employed by the property owner. In a larceny, the person who steals the property has constructive custody of the property, a custody which was granted by the property owner. Because of the later misappropriation of the property from a mere keeping custody of the property to a personal use including selling, concealing, or otherwise disposing of the property, the otherwise legal holding of the property because an illegal conversion.

Under Wisconsin law, the charge for larceny is theft.

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See also:
Larceny | Larceny by Trick
Embezzlement | False Pretenses | Theft




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