Okay, thanks for clarifying that!
It sounds to me like this person was charged with grand larceny
, which in general terms is the taking of property, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of it, in excess of $1000 (or in this case $5000). there are varying degrees of larceny
, and differ from state to state.
South Carolina Code of Law section 16-13-30(B)(2) reads that larceny in excess of $5000 is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years.
This individual can expect to be indicted on felony charges and potentially be imprisoned for this crime, unless she seeks the help of an attorney.My suggestion to this person who is charged with larceny is to get an attorney (or ask to have one appointed to her if she can't afford one). Her attorney can help her in negotiating this charge down to a possible lesser offense, (or even possibly have it dismissed, which is highly unlikely).
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