petty larceny

Definition of "petty larceny"
  1. The theft of a small amount of cash or objects of low value, punished with a sentence in the county jail
How to use "petty larceny" in a sentence
  1. After stealing a candy bar from the convenience store, he was charged with petty larceny.
  2. She was arrested for petty larceny for swiping a bracelet from the display case.
  3. The pickpocket was caught and charged with petty larceny.

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