From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department posted its weekly shoplifting review featuring seven arrests from Jan. 6 – Jan. 13, 2019.
Those seven people accused of traveling to Trussville to shoplift are: Michael McDuffie, of Trussville; Doris Martinez, Jonika Croner, Brittany Gough, of Birmingham; Johnny Harris, of Pinson; Flantazia Tubbs, Monique Prentice, of Tuscaloosa.
The Trussville Police Department warns anyone coming into Trussville to steal could end up on social media.
“All arrest and arrest photos posted on (our Facebook page) are public information. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty,” the department posted on its Facebook page.
The severity of a shoplifting charge depends on the value of the property involved. Alabama has four statutes governing theft of property offenses, and only one of the four is treated as a misdemeanor.
Shoplifting Penalties in Alabama
|Third Degree Theft: Theft of property valued at up to $500||Class A misdemeanor under 13A-8-5||Up to one year of jail time and/or a fine up to $6,000|
|Second Degree Theft: Theft of goods valued between $500 and $2,500; the theft of a firearm or certain other types of item, or theft of property valued from $250 to $2,500 with prior convictions||Class C felony under 13A-8-4||From one year and one day of jail time up to 10 years of jail time and/or a fine up to $15,000 or double the gain to the defendant or loss to the victim as a result of the theft|
|First Degree Theft: Theft of goods exceeding $2,500 in value||Class B felony under 13A-8-3||Between two and 20 years of jail time and/or a fine up to $30,000|
To save everybody a lot of time and hassle, just don’t steal.
It’s that easy.