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I have a strong feeling one of my neighbors is coming into

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I have a strong feeling one of my neighbors is coming into my house during the day and stealing money. She has cared for my kids for several years so she has my garage code to enter. What could she be charged with if sh was caught?
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JB Umphrey
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She could be charged with the crime of burglary. There are two different forms which may apply.

There is Breaking and Entering With Intent to Commit Larceny. This offense is punishable by one to 20 years imprisonment, confinement in jail for up to 12 months, and/or a fine of not more than $2,500.

 

The other form of statutory burglary is Breaking and Entering A Dwelling House with Intent to Commit A Misdemeanor Other than Trespass or Assault and Battery. The punishment for this offense is one to 5 years of imprisonment, confinement in jail for up to 12 months, and/or a fine of not more than $2,500.


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