It has been reported this week that a Baton Rouge reporter for a local news channel was arrested for misdemeanor theft in Gonzales, Louisiana. It has been alleged that he fraudulently converted merchandise while working at J. Crew.
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.
When the misappropriation or taking amounts to less than a value of five hundred 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.
If you need an attorney for theft charges in Louisiana, contact Carl Barkemeyer, Baton Rouge theft lawyer for help.
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Source: The Advocate