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South Carolina Shoplifting Charges Issued to Man Sitting on Rib-Eye Steaks

350 Lb Shopper Sat on Rib-Eye Steaks in Motorized Scooter, South Carolina Shoplifting Charges Issues

South Carolina shoplifting chargesOn Tuesday, November 18th, a 350 lb man who needed a motorized scooter to get around was arrested for South Carolina shoplifting charges while shopping at Walmart.

Reportedly, a Walmart loss prevention officer noticed the man place 5 rib-eye steaks under himself and continue shopping. The suspect, 43, then attempted to pass all points of sale and exit the store, but the loss prevention officer stopped him and confronted him about the steaks.

“Suspect sat on the steaks and exited the store passing all points of sale, without attempting to pay for said merchandise,” the police report stated.

The suspect was arrested on South Carolina Shoplifting Charges. Officers also noted that he required two pairs of handcuffs due to his size.

Theft and Shop-Lifting Charges in South Carolina

According to South Carolina law, theft is: “to take possession of, carry away, transfer, or cause to be carried away the retail property of another with the intent to steal the retail property.”

It is unlawful for a person to:

(1) commit theft of retail property from a retail establishment, with a value exceeding two thousand dollars aggregated over a ninety-day period, with the intent to sell the retail property for monetary or other gain, and sell, barter, take, or cause the retail property to be placed in the control of a retail property fence or other person in exchange for consideration;

(2) conspire with another person to commit theft of retail property from a retail establishment, with a value exceeding two thousand dollars aggregated over a ninety-day period, with the intent to:

(a) sell, barter, or exchange the retail property for monetary or other gain; or

(b) place the retail property in the control of a retail property fence or other person in exchange for consideration; or

(3) receive, possess, or sell retail property that has been taken or stolen in violation of item (1) or (2) while knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe the property is stolen. A person is guilty of this offense whether or not anyone is convicted of the property theft.

Punishment for theft charges is as follows under SC state law:

(1) for a first offense, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than three years, or both; and

(2) for a second or subsequent offense, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than twenty years, or both.

The Strom Law Firm Defends Criminal Charges Including Theft and Shop-Lifting

If you have received criminal charges, including South Carolina breach of trust, theft, assault, or child endangerment, the attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations so you can discuss the facts of your case with impunity. Our attorneys collectively have over 50 years’ experience with the law, at both a state and federal level, so contact us today. 803.252.4800.

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