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what does a theft (class D felony) mean

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what does a theft (class D felony) mean
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 7 years ago.

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The theft statute in Indiana which refers to theft as a Class D Felony is Indiana Code 35-42-4-2. The statute reads, in relevant part, as follows:

IC 35-43-4-2
Theft; receiving stolen property
Sec. 2. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property of another person, with intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Class D felony.

The penalty for Class D Felony theft ranging from 6 months to 3 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. IC 35-50-2-7.

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