Bill Would Raise Felony Theft Threshold in Maine to $5,000 or One LL Bean Mocassin

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felony theft thresholdAUGUSTA, Maine — A shoplifter nabbed in Maine with at least $1,000 worth of stolen goods faces a felony theft charge. But a bill that will receive a public hearing Wednesday would raise the felony theft threshold from $1,000 to $5,000, a proposed change that retailers argue would have the potential to increase retail crime and hurt their bottom lines. Stealing at least $1,000 worth of goods is a Class C crime, considered a felony and punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, according to the state attorney general’s office. This bill would change that so perpetrators wouldn’t face felony charges unless they stole at least $5,000, with anything below that amount being considered a Class D crime, a misdemeanor. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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