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Maine Theft Laws
Maine Theft Laws

 

§352. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context: [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

1.   "Property" means anything of value, including but not limited to:

A. Real estate and things growing thereon, affixed to or found thereon; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

B. Tangible and intangible personal property; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

C. Captured or domestic animals, birds or fishes; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

D. Written instruments, including credit cards, or other writings representing or embodying rights concerning real or personal property, labor, services or otherwise containing anything of value to the owner; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

E. Commodities of a public utility nature such as telecommunications, gas, electricity, steam or water; and [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

F. Trade secrets, meaning the whole or any portion of any scientific or technical information, design, process, procedure, formula or invention which the owner thereof intends to be available only to persons selected by the owner. [2001, c. 383, §28 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

[ 2001, c. 383, §28 (AMD) ; 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) .]

2.   "Obtain" means:

A. In relation to property, to bring about, in or out of this State, a transfer of possession or of some other legally recognized interest in property, whether to the obtainer or another; [2001, c. 383, §29 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. In relation to labor or services, to secure performance of labor or services; and [2001, c. 383, §29 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

C. In relation to a trade secret, to make any facsimile, replica, photograph or other reproduction. [2001, c. 383, §29 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

[ 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) ; 2001, c. 383, §29 (RPR) .]

3.   "Intent to deprive" means to have the conscious object:

A. To withhold property permanently or for so extended a period or to use under such circumstances that a substantial portion of its economic value, or the use and benefit of the property, would be lost; or [2001, c. 383, §30 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. To restore the property only upon payment of a reward or other compensation; or [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

C. To use or dispose of the property under circumstances that make it unlikely that the owner will recover it or that manifest an indifference as to whether the owner will recover it. [1981, c. 317, §8 (AMD).]

4.   "Property of another" includes property in which any person or government other than the actor has an interest that the actor is not privileged to infringe, regardless of the fact that the actor also has an interest in the property and regardless of the fact that the other person might be precluded from civil recovery because the property was used in an unlawful transaction or was subject to forfeiture as contraband. Property in the possession of the actor may not be deemed property of another who has only a security interest therein, even if legal title is in the creditor pursuant to a conditional sales contract or other security agreement.

5.   The meaning of "value" must be determined according to the following.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, value means the market value of the property or services at the time and place of the crime, or if such cannot be satisfactorily ascertained, the cost of replacement of the property or services within a reasonable time after the crime. [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

B. The value of a written instrument that does not have a readily ascertainable market value, in the case of an instrument such as a check, draft or promissory note, is deemed the amount due or collectible on the instrument, and, in the case of any other instrument that creates, releases, discharges or otherwise affects any valuable legal right, privilege or obligation, is deemed the greatest amount of economic loss that the owner of the instrument might reasonably suffer by virtue of the loss of the instrument. [2001, c. 383, §32 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

C. The value of a trade secret that does not have a readily ascertainable market value is deemed any reasonable value representing the damage to the owner suffered by reason of losing an advantage over those who do not know of or use the trade secret. [2001, c. 383, §32 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

D. If the value of property or services cannot be ascertained beyond a reasonable doubt pursuant to the standards set forth in paragraphs A to C, the trier of fact may find the value to be not less than a certain amount, and if no such minimum value can be thus ascertained, the value is deemed to be an amount less than $500. [2005, c. 527, §6 (AMD).]

E. Amounts of value involved in thefts committed pursuant to one scheme or course of conduct, whether from the same person or several persons, may be aggregated to charge a single theft of appropriate class or grade. Subject to the requirement that the conduct of the defense may not be prejudiced by lack of fair notice or by surprise, the court may at any time order that a single aggregated count be considered as separate thefts. An aggregated count of theft may not be deemed duplicitous because of such an order and an election may not be required. Prosecution may be brought in any venue in which one of the thefts that have been aggregated was committed. [2001, c. 383, §32 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

F. The actor's culpability as to value is not an essential requisite of liability, unless otherwise expressly provided.

17-A §351. Consolidation

Conduct denominated theft in this chapter constitutes a single crime embracing the separate crimes such

as those heretofore known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by bailee, embezzlement, false pretenses,

extortion, blackmail, shoplifting and receiving stolen property. An accusation of theft may be proved by

evidence that it was committed in any manner that would be theft under this chapter, notwithstanding the

specification of a different manner in the information or indictment, subject only to the power of the court

to ensure a fair trial by granting a continuance or other appropriate relief if the conduct of the defense would

be prejudiced by lack of fair notice or by surprise. If the evidence is sufficient to permit a finding of guilt

of theft in more than one manner, no election among those manners is required.

17-A §352. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context: [1975, c.

499, §1 (NEW).]

1 . "Property" means anything of value, including but not limited to:

A. Real estate and things growing thereon, affixed to or found thereon; [1975, c. 499, §1

(NEW).]

B. Tangible and intangible personal property; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

C. Captured or domestic animals, birds or fishes; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

D. Written instruments, including credit cards, or other writings representing or embodying rights

concerning real or personal property, labor, services or otherwise containing anything of value to the

owner; [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

E. Commodities of a public utility nature such as telecommunications, gas, electricity, steam or water;

and [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

F. Trade secrets, meaning the whole or any portion of any scientific or technical information, design,

process, procedure, formula or invention which the owner thereof intends to be available only to persons

selected by the owner. [2001, c. 383, §28 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

[ 2001, c. 383, §28 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) .]

2 . "Obtain" means:

A. In relation to property, to bring about, in or out of this State, a transfer of possession or of some other

legally recognized interest in property, whether to the obtainer or another; [2001, c. 383, §29

(NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. In relation to labor or services, to secure performance of labor or services; and [2001, c. 383,

§29 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

C. In relation to a trade secret, to make any facsimile, replica, photograph or other reproduction.

[2001, c. 383, §29 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

[ 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §29 (RPR) .]

3 . "Intent to deprive" means to have the conscious object:

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A. To withhold property permanently or for so extended a period or to use under such circumstances

that a substantial portion of its economic value, or the use and benefit of the property, would be lost; or

[2001, c. 383, §30 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. To restore the property only upon payment of a reward or other compensation; or [1975, c.

499, §1 (NEW).]

C. To use or dispose of the property under circumstances that make it unlikely that the owner will

recover it or that manifest an indifference as to whether the owner will recover it. [1981, c. 317,

§8 (AMD).]

[ 2001, c. 383, §30 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) .]

4 . "Property of another" includes property in which any person or government other than the actor has

an interest that the actor is not privileged to infringe, regardless of the fact that the actor also has an interest

in the property and regardless of the fact that the other person might be precluded from civil recovery because

the property was used in an unlawful transaction or was subject to forfeiture as contraband. Property in the

possession of the actor may not be deemed property of another who has only a security interest therein, even

if legal title is in the creditor pursuant to a conditional sales contract or other security agreement.

[ 2001, c. 383, §31 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) .]

5 . The meaning of "value" must be determined according to the following.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, value means the market value of the property or

services at the time and place of the crime, or if such cannot be satisfactorily ascertained, the cost of

replacement of the property or services within a reasonable time after the crime. [1975, c. 499,

§1 (NEW).]

B. The value of a written instrument that does not have a readily ascertainable market value, in the case

of an instrument such as a check, draft or promissory note, is deemed the amount due or collectible on

the instrument, and, in the case of any other instrument that creates, releases, discharges or otherwise

affects any valuable legal right, privilege or obligation, is deemed the greatest amount of economic

loss that the owner of the instrument might reasonably suffer by virtue of the loss of the instrument.

[2001, c. 383, §32 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

C. The value of a trade secret that does not have a readily ascertainable market value is deemed any

reasonable value representing the damage to the owner suffered by reason of losing an advantage over

those who do not know of or use the trade secret. [2001, c. 383, §32 (AMD); 2001, c.

383, §156 (AFF).]

D. If the value of property or services cannot be ascertained beyond a reasonable doubt pursuant to the

standards set forth in paragraphs A to C, the trier of fact may find the value to be not less than a certain

amount, and if no such minimum value can be thus ascertained, the value is deemed to be an amount less

than $500. [2005, c. 527, §6 (AMD).]

E. Amounts of value involved in thefts committed pursuant to one scheme or course of conduct, whether

from the same person or several persons, may be aggregated to charge a single theft of appropriate class

or grade. Subject to the requirement that the conduct of the defense may not be prejudiced by lack of

fair notice or by surprise, the court may at any time order that a single aggregated count be considered

as separate thefts. An aggregated count of theft may not be deemed duplicitous because of such an order

and an election may not be required. Prosecution may be brought in any venue in which one of the thefts

that have been aggregated was committed. [2001, c. 383, §32 (AMD); 2001, c. 383,

§156 (AFF).]

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F. The actor's culpability as to value is not an essential requisite of liability, unless otherwise expressly

provided. [2001, c. 383, §32 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

[ 2005, c. 527, §6 (AMD) .]

17-A §353. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

A. The person obtains or exercises unauthorized control over the property of another with intent to

deprive the other person of the property. Violation of this paragraph is a Class E crime; [2005, c.

199, §4 (AMD).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the property is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) The property stolen is a firearm or an explosive device. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class

B crime;

(3) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

(4) The value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(5) The value of the property is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime; or

(6) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime; or [2005, c. 199, §4 (AMD).]

C. The person knowingly operates an audiovisual or audio recording function of any device in a motion

picture theater while a motion picture is being exhibited for the purpose of making a copy of the motion

picture, without the written consent of the motion picture theater owner. Violation of this paragraph is a

Class D crime. [2005, c. 199, §4 (NEW).]

[ 2005, c. 199, §4 (AMD) .]

2 . As used in this section, "exercises unauthorized control" includes but is not limited to conduct

formerly defined or known as common law larceny by trespassory taking, larceny by conversion, larceny by

bailee and embezzlement.

[ 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §33 (RPR) .]

17-A §354. Theft by deception

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

A. The person obtains or exercises control over property of another as a result of deception and with

intent to deprive the other person of the property. Violation of this paragraph is a Class E crime; or

[2001, c. 383, §34 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the property is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) The property stolen is a firearm or an explosive device. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class

B crime;

(3) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

(4) The value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(5) The value of the property is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime; or

(6) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime. [2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §4 (AMD); 2001, c.

667, Pt. D, §36 (AFF).]

[ 2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §4 (AMD); 2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §36 (AFF) .]

2 . For purposes of this section, deception occurs when a person intentionally:

A. Creates or reinforces an impression that is false and that the person does not believe to be true,

including false impressions as to identity, law, value, knowledge, opinion, intention or other state

of mind; except that an intention not to perform a promise, or knowledge that a promise will not be

performed, may not be inferred from the fact alone that the promise was not performed; [2001, c.

383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §34 (RPR).]

B. Fails to correct an impression that is false and that the person does not believe to be true and that:

(1) The person had previously created or reinforced; or

(2) The person knows to be influencing another whose property is involved and to whom the person

stands in a fiduciary or confidential relationship; [2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001,

c. 383, §34 (RPR).]

C. Prevents another from acquiring information that is relevant to the disposition of the property

involved; or [2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §34 (RPR).]

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D. Fails to disclose a known lien, adverse claim or other legal impediment to the enjoyment of property

that the person transfers or encumbers in consideration for the property obtained, whether such

impediment is or is not valid, or is or is not a matter of official record. [2001, c. 383, §156

(AFF); 2001, c. 383, §34 (RPR).]

[ 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §34 (RPR) .]

3 . It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the deception related to a matter that was

of no pecuniary significance or that the person deceived acted unreasonably in relying on the deception.

[ 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §34 (RPR) .]

17-A §354-A. Insurance deception

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

A. The person obtains or exercises control over property of another as a result of insurance deception and

with an intent to deprive the other person of the property. Violation of this paragraph is a Class E crime;

or [2001, c. 383, §35 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the property is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) The property stolen is a firearm or an explosive device. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class

B crime;

(3) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

(4) The value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(5) The value of the property is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime; or

(6) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime. [2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §5 (AMD); 2001, c.

667, Pt. D, §36 (AFF).]

[ 2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §5 (AMD); 2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §36 (AFF) .]

2 . For purposes of this section, insurance deception occurs when a person intentionally makes a

misrepresentation or written false statement that the person does not believe to be true relating to a material

fact to any person engaged in the business of insurance concerning any of the following:

A. An application for the issuance or renewal of an insurance policy; [1997, c. 779, §1

(NEW).]

B. The rating of an insurance policy; [1997, c. 779, §1 (NEW).]

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8 | 17-A §355. Theft by extortion

C. Payment made in accordance with an insurance policy; [1997, c. 779, §1 (NEW).]

D. A claim for payment or benefit pursuant to an insurance policy; or [1997, c. 779, §1

(NEW).]

E. Premiums paid on an insurance policy.

3 . It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the deception related to a matter that was

of no pecuniary significance or that the person deceived acted unreasonably in relying on the deception.

17-A §355. Theft by extortion

1 . A person is guilty of theft if the person obtains or exercises control over the property of another as a

result of extortion and with intent to deprive the other person of the property.

2 . As used in this section, extortion occurs when a person threatens to:

A. Cause physical harm in the future to the person threatened or to any other person or to property at any

time; or [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

B. Do any other act that would not in itself substantially benefit the person but that would harm

substantially any other person with respect to that person's health, safety, business, calling, career,

financial condition, reputation or personal relationships.

3 . Violation of this section is a Class C crime.

17-A §356. Theft of lost, mislaid or mistakenly delivered property

17-A §356-A. Theft of lost, mislaid or mistakenly delivered property

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

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A. The person obtains or exercises control over the property of another that the person knows to have

been lost or mislaid or to have been delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient or as

to the nature or amount of the property and, with the intent to deprive the owner of the property at any

time subsequent to acquiring it, the person fails to take reasonable measures to return it. Violation of this

paragraph is a Class E crime; or [2001, c. 383, §41 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156

(AFF).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the property is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) The property stolen is a firearm or an explosive device. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class

B crime;

(3) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

(4) The value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(5) The value of the property is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime; or

(6) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime. [2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §6 (AMD); 2001, c.

667, Pt. D, §36 (AFF).]

17-A §357. Theft of services

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

A. The person obtains services by deception, threat, force or any other means designed to avoid the due

payment for the services that the person knows are available only for compensation. Violation of this

paragraph is a Class E crime; or [2001, c. 383, §42 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156

(AFF).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the services is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

(3) The value of the services is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(4) The value of the services is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime; or

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(5) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime.

2 . A person is guilty of theft if:

A. Having control over the disposition of services of another, to which the person knows the person is

not entitled, the person diverts such services to the person's own benefit or to the benefit of some other

person who the person knows is not entitled to the services. Violation of this paragraph is a Class E

crime; or [2001, c. 383, §42 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the services is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) That person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

(3) The value of the services is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(4) The value of the services is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime; or

(5) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime. [2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §8 (AMD); 2001, c.

667, Pt. D, §36 (AFF).]

3 . As used in this section:

A. "Deception" has the same meaning as in section 354; [2001, c. 383, §42 (NEW);

2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. "Services" includes, but is not limited to, labor; professional service; public utility service;

transportation service; ski-lift service; restaurant, hotel, motel, tourist cabin, rooming house and like

accommodations; the supplying of equipment, tools, vehicles or trailers for temporary use; telephone,

cellular telephone, telegraph, cable television or computer service; gas, electricity, water or steam;

admission to entertainment, exhibitions, sporting events or other events; or other services for which a

charge is made; and [2001, c. 383, §42 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

C. "Threat" is deemed to occur under the circumstances described in section 355, subsection 2.

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4 . When compensation for service is ordinarily paid immediately upon the rendering of such service, as

in the case of hotels, restaurants, ski lifts, garages or sporting events, nonpayment prior to use or enjoyment,

refusal to pay or absconding without payment or offer to pay gives rise to a permissible inference under the

Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 that the service was obtained by deception.

5 . Proof that utility services or electricity services have been improperly diverted or that devices

belonging to the utility or electricity service provider and installed for the delivery, regulation or measurement

of utility services or electricity services have been interfered with gives rise to a permissible inference under

the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 that the person to whom the utility service or electricity service is

being delivered or diverted knowingly created or caused to be created the improper diversion or interference

with the devices of the utility or electricity service provider.

This inference does not apply unless the person to whom the utility service or electricity service is being

delivered has been furnished the service for at least 30 days.

For purposes of this subsection, "electricity service" means electric billing and metering services, as defined

in Title 35-A, section 3201, subsection 8, and the service of a competitive electricity provider, as defined in

Title 35-A, section 3201, subsection 5.

17-A §357-A. Theft of utility services

17-A §358. Theft by misapplication of property

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

A. The person obtains property from anyone or personal services from an employee upon agreement, or

subject to a known legal obligation, to make a specified payment or other disposition to a 3rd person or

to a fund administered by that person, whether from that property or its proceeds or from that person's

own property to be reserved in an equivalent or agreed amount, if that person intentionally or recklessly

fails to make the required payment or disposition and deals with the property obtained or withheld as that

person's own. Violation of this paragraph is a Class E crime; or [2001, c. 383, §43 (NEW);

2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the property is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) The property stolen is a firearm or an explosive device. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class

B crime;

(3) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

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(4) The value of the property is more than $2,000 and the person is a payroll processor. Violation of

this paragraph is a Class B crime;

(5) The value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(6) The value of the property is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime;

(7) The value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $2,000 and the person is a

payroll processor. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(8) The person is a payroll processor and has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the

following: theft; any violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside

the structure is theft; any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed

inside the motor vehicle is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703

or 708; or attempts thereat. Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a

sentence. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B crime; or

(9) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime.

2 . Liability under subsection 1 is not affected by the fact that it may be impossible to identify particular

property as belonging to the victim at the time of the failure to make the required payment or disposition.

[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]

3 . Proof that a person is an officer or employee of the government or of a financial institution gives rise

to a permissible inference under the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 that the person:

A. Knows of any legal obligation relevant to the person's liability under this section; and [2001, c.

383, §44 (AMD); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

B. Dealt with the property as the person's own if the person fails to pay or account upon lawful demand,

or if an audit reveals a shortage or falsification of the person's accounts.

17-A §359. Receiving stolen property

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

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A. The person receives, retains or disposes of the property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or

believing that it has probably been stolen, with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. Violation

of this paragraph is a Class E crime; or [2001, c. 383, §46 (NEW); 2001, c. 383,

§156 (AFF).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and:

(1) The value of the property is more than $10,000. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class B

crime;

(2) The property stolen is a firearm or an explosive device. Violation of this subparagraph is a Class

B crime;

(3) The person is armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of the offense. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class B crime;

(4) The value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime;

(5) The value of the property is more than $500 but not more than $1,000. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class D crime; or

(6) The person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination of the following: theft; any

violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the structure is theft;

any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the motor vehicle

is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts thereat.

Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

subparagraph is a Class C crime.

2 . As used in this section, "receives" means acquiring possession, control or title, or lending on the

security of the property. For purposes of this section, property is "stolen" if it was obtained or unauthorized

control was exercised over it in violation of this chapter.

[ 1975, c. 740, §55 (AMD) .]

17-A §360. Unauthorized use of property

1 . A person is guilty of theft if:

A. Knowing that the person does not have the consent of the owner, the person takes, operates or

exercises control over a vehicle, or, knowing that a vehicle has been so wrongfully obtained, the person

rides in the vehicle. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; [2003, c. 510, Pt. C, §4

(AMD).]

A-1. The person violates paragraph A and the person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination

of the following: theft; any violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside

the structure is theft; any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the

motor vehicle is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts

thereat. Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

paragraph is a Class C crime; [2003, c. 510, Pt. C, §4 (NEW).]

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B. Having custody of a vehicle pursuant to an agreement between the person and the owner of the

vehicle whereby the person or another is to perform for compensation a specific service for the owner

involving the maintenance, repair or use of the vehicle, the person intentionally uses or operates the

vehicle, without the consent of the owner, for the person's own purposes in a manner constituting a gross

deviation from the agreed purpose. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; [2003, c. 510,

Pt. C, §4 (AMD).]

B-1. The person violates paragraph B and the person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination

of the following: theft; any violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside

the structure is theft; any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the

motor vehicle is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts

thereat. Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

paragraph is a Class C crime; [2003, c. 510, Pt. C, §4 (NEW).]

C. Having custody of property pursuant to a rental or lease agreement with the owner of the property or

a borrower's agreement with a library or museum whereby the property is to be returned to the owner

at a specified time and place, the person knowingly fails to comply with the agreed terms concerning

return of such property without the consent of the owner, for so lengthy a period beyond the specified

time for return as to render the retention or possession or other failure to return a gross deviation from

the agreement. For purposes of this paragraph, proof that the person fails to return the property within 5

days of receiving a written demand from the owner, mailed by certified or registered mail or delivered

by hand after the expiration of the rental period to the most current address known to the owner, gives

rise to a permissible inference under the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 of a gross deviation from

the agreement. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; or [2003, c. 510, Pt. C, §4

(AMD).]

D. The person violates paragraph C and the person has 2 prior Maine convictions for any combination

of the following: theft; any violation of section 401 in which the crime intended to be committed inside

the structure is theft; any violation of section 405 in which the crime intended to be committed inside the

motor vehicle is theft; any violation of section 651; any violation of section 702, 703 or 708; or attempts

thereat. Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this

paragraph is a Class C crime.

2 . As used in this section, "vehicle" means any automobile, airplane, motorcycle, motorboat,

snowmobile, any other motor-propelled means of transportation, or any boat or vessel propelled by sail, oar or

paddle.

3 . It is a defense to a prosecution under this section that the person reasonably believed that the owner

would have consented to the person's conduct had the owner known of it.

17-A §361. Affirmative defense of claim of right

It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this chapter that the defendant acted in good faith

under a claim of right to property or services involved, including, in cases of theft of a trade secret, that the

defendant rightfully knew the trade secret or that it was available to the defendant from a source other than the

owner of the trade secret. [2001, c. 383, §50 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]

17-A §361-A. Permissible inferences against accused

1 . Proof that the defendant was in exclusive possession of property that had recently been taken under

circumstances constituting a violation of this chapter, section 405 or of chapter 27 gives rise to a permissible

inference under the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 that the defendant is guilty of the theft or robbery of

the property, as the case may be, and proof that the theft or robbery occurred under circumstances constituting

a violation of section 401 or 405 also gives rise to a permissible inference under the Maine Rules of Evidence,

Rule 303 that the defendant in exclusive possession of property recently so taken is guilty of the burglary or

burglary of a motor vehicle, as the case may be.

[ 2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §12 (AMD); 2001, c. 667, Pt. D, §36 (AFF) .]

2 . Proof that the defendant concealed unpurchased property stored, offered or exposed for sale while

the defendant was still on the premises of the place where it was stored, offered or exposed or in a parking lot

or public or private way immediately adjacent thereto gives rise to a permissible inference under the Maine

Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 that the defendant obtained or exercised unauthorized control over the property

with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.

 

 


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The "THEFT TALK"™ Online Services (A TTOS program) shoplifting / theft class is among the most widely accepted, comprehensive, affordable and effective way to complete a theft class, shoplifting class, petit theft class or impulse control class.. Our theft class was written and prepared for court ordered clients, students, employees and for personal growth. The "THEFT TALK"™ online shoplifting class is listed as an accepted theft / shoplifting program throughout the United States, including Canada, and abroad. Our web-based online theft / shoplifting class includes:

* A complete 4 or 8 hour theft / shoplifting class based on the book The Psychology of Stealing , by Steven M. Houseworth, MA.

* Where we find an average of $125 for similar shoplifting classes, ours if much more affordable.

* A self-paced theft / shoplifting class online learning experience.

* Log in, Log out 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

* Online exam following each chapter and a final exam.

* Immediately upon completion printable Certificate of Completion for verification.

* Accepted by Court, Probation Officer or Schools, or money-back guaranteed.

 

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Is the "THEFT TALK"™ Theft / Shoplifting Class Right for You?

Theft / shoplifting programs can vary a great deal in terms of content and delivery method. Like many things on the internet they are not always what they "appear" to be. Fortunately most of the theft classes offered online are good and reputable, however, there are a few theft classes offered that are either a bit deceptive about pricing (i.e., one price is all you really pay), certificate delivery (is it mailed or does it cost more?) or simply do not meet a high professional quality standard .

A Nationwide Program

TT Online Services™ is a Nationwide service provider and t has a reputation for high quality programs. We have been providing theft / shoplifting classes since 1983 as our "THEFT TALK" program.

Some "Online" theft programs are not actually a real online service. These shoplifting classes indicate they are an online program because they can be found and purchased on a web page, but in reality the petit theft class is really a book you purchase or a download file that you put on your computer. This is really not an online class but rather a product you purchase on the web.

When we say we offer a Online theft / shoplifting Class, we mean "Online."

With our theft / shoplifting class you will register online, create your username/password so that you can log in and out of the program as many times as you want 24/7. You make your theft / shoplifting class purchase online. You take all of your coursework online as well. There are no downloads or anything else. The system will "remember" you and all of your scores as you log in and out of our secure system. You will also be able to print the theft / shoplifting Class Certificate of Completion directly from your screen upon successful completion of the program.

A Workbook Class is available too

As an alternative to the online class, please note we do also offer a workbook/correspondence course for those without internet access. If you take the online class you do not need the workbook!

Credentials, Experience and Qualified

If you are comparing programs we encourage you to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. What is the history of the company providing the shoplifting course? What kind of experience, education and training qualifies them to offer classes?

TTOS staff began researching and working with theft / shoplifting clients in 1983. At the onset the service was called "THEFT TALK"™. Now, "THEFT TALK"™ is a nationwide service providing high quality evidence based theft / shoplifting services. All TTOS counselors are required to complete rigorous training prior to becoming a certified counselor. All Counselors are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and are supervised by staff with a minimum of a Master's Degree.

Can a judge, probation officer or attorney contact the agency to verify credentials?

Of course! If your specific court is not familiar with our program you may wish to print our court approval documentation, (click here to get document) to give them further information. If they contact our office we will also provide them access to our online theft / shoplifting class so they can view the program and its integrity for themselves.

The Psychology of Stealing

What is the program based off of? Is there substance or just feel good babble? The "THEFT TALK"™ theft / shoplifting class is based on the book The Psychology of Stealing, written by Steven M. Houseworth, MA who is a consultant for TTOS.

Why is the "THEFT TALK"™ price so reasonable?

At TTOS we strive hard to keep our overhead costs low so that we can pass on the savings to you. We are well aware of all the other financial obligations that were likely placed upon you by the courts. We want you to be successful at completing your court orders. We give you, what we believe to be a solid honest fair price for our service. With our program I am very confident that you will be receiving one of the best theft / shoplifting programs available.

Theft / shoplifting classes can be taken in many ways. For some, an online program is best. No need to take time off work or out of your busy schedule. Be "green", no need to use gasoline or take the time to drive to a class. You complete the course in your home or at any internet connection - on your schedule. Our classes are available 24/7. For others, sitting in a group or with a live instructor might be the best option. Some people are not comfortable discussing such a personal issue in front of strangers. Either way make sure the program that you utilize measures up . TTOS stands behind its program and offers a full money back Guarantee.

 

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Tell me about the online theft / shoplifting class.

It really is pretty simple. The first thing you do is get registered so you can take your online theft / shoplifting class - it's free to register. Try not to register more than one time, you will likely lose track of usernames and passwords and need to call our help center.

When you register you will be asked to input your email address. This becomes important because after you register for the online theft / shoplifting class you will be sent an auto generated email confirming your registration. If you don't get an email right away I suggest you check your spam or junk-mail to see if it is there. You will also be asked for the email address of the person who referred you to our theft / shoplifting class (If you have it). It is usually worth taking the time to get that person's email address because that person is sent a confirmation that you got registered for the theft / shoplifting class and again when you complete your theft / shoplifting class.

Once you are registered you need to pick the theft / shoplifting class you want to take, the 8 hour adult theft / shoplifting class, the 4 or 8 hour juvenile theft / shoplifting class or spanish theft / shoplifting class.

Pick your class, click on the PayPal/Credit Card icon to pay for your theft / shoplifting class and you are ready to go.

Are there added costs or other things to buy?

The "THEFT TALK"™ Online theft / shoplifting Classes are 100% online. There are no additional items to buy and there are no added costs. We do not charge extra fees for the certificate of completion.

Will the "THEFT TALK"™ Online theft / shoplifting Class be accepted by the person who referred me to an theft / shoplifting class?

"THEFT TALK"™ is a nationwide premier provider of online theft / shoplifting classes and has been accepted in every state in the country. That said, there is no national standard for theft / shoplifting classes and any judge, probation officer or employer can accept an theft / shoplifting class or reject it. We do offer a money back guarantee (be sure to read the details) if our online theft / shoplifting class is not accepted.

Can I really take my theft / shoplifting class anytime - day or night?

That's right! You can take your theft / shoplifting class anytime, day or night, 23 hours a day 7 days a week. You also only need to work on your theft / shoplifting class for as long as you want to. Stop and start when you want - they system will remember where you last ended your theft / shoplifting class.

Are your theft / shoplifting class exams difficult to pass?

Our exams do have fairly high standards. If you want to be sure to successfully complete any one chapter in your online theft / shoplifting class you will very likely pass the exam if you simply read the material in that chapter. The only people who report our theft / shoplifting class exams to be problematic are the people who tried "skimming" without learning. Our exams are typically reported to be easy after the person actually reads the chapter.

What if I need help, have a problem or need support?

Support to our theft / shoplifting customers is very important to "THEFT TALK"™. We offer email support seven days a week 15 hours a day. We provide phone support 10 hours a day on weekday and are typically available by phone on weekends. You can email support@thefttalk.com or support@ttos.us and you will typically get a response in ½ hour or less.

How do I get my theft / shoplifting class completion certificate?

After you have completed all of your theft / shoplifting class a Completion Certificate is immediately made available to you. If you want "THEFT TALK"™ to mail or email you a certificate, just ask - no added fee. Mailed theft / shoplifting class Completion Certificates are embossed and can be sent directly to the person who referred you to our theft / shoplifting class.

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"THEFT TALK" Online Classes

Theft Talk is an online theft / shoplifting class and is offered for juveniles as a 4 or 8 hour class; and for adults as an 8 hour class. It is also offered as a workbook class for those who prefer not to use a computer.

You can stop and start anytime you want - on your timelines!

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Your class is completely self-paced, sign out and come back later, the computer will take you back to where you ended. That's right, work on it a half hour at a time, more sometimes, less others - you choose.

A "x hour" theft class means that, on average, it takes x hours for a person to complete the class. Your account is active for 1 year once you are registered so you don't need to worry about getting locked out. Shoplifting Class

"THEFT TALK"™ has been providing counseling services to theft / shoplifting offenders since 1983. Our services are guaranteed to be accepted by your court, probation officer or school.

No extra charges, one fee, no fee for your Completion Certificate.

Online Anger Management Class "Theft Talk"™ Class Cost:

anger management class 4 hr juvenile theft class - $45
anger management class 8 hr juvenile theft class - $70

anger management class 8 hr adult theft class -$70

Don't have a computer? No worry! You can take our online class at the library or, we also offer a correspondence (through the mail) printed workbook.

 

Immediate Proof

Each chapter in our theft/ shoplifting class is activated upon completion of the previous one. Once the last chapter has been completed the Certificate of Completion is automatically activated and available to you. Or, if you want an embossed Certificate mailed to you, no problem, no charge- just ask!

Be careful, others charge a Certificate embossing fee and/0r a "Report" fee. Our anger management class has no added fees.

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