Recently, a Stevenson Ranch couple was arrested on suspicion of grand theft after it was reported that they stole items from the home they were renting.
There’s little information regarding how the couple came to be suspected of stealing from the home, but according to reports, investigators arrested the couple around 7 am on Wednesday the 21st on suspicion of grand theft. They were taken to the SCV Sheriff Station to undergo booking and processing and were released on bail around 6:30 that evening.
The items believed to have been stolen included several home furnishings and appliances. However, the investigation is still ongoing and additional stolen items may come to light in the near future.
What Is Grand Theft?
Grand theft is covered under California Penal Code 487 PC and is described as unlawfully taking property with a value of $950 or more, a firearm, or motor vehicle, or directly from a victim’s person. The crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the case and the defendants’ prior criminal history.
Grand theft is an extremely common charge, but it can become complicated in situations that aren’t as clear-cut and straightforward as people might like.
What Are the Penalties for Grand Theft?
When charged as a misdemeanor, grand theft penalties include up to 1 year in county jail and/or 1-year probation. Felony convictions increase the potential incarceration time to three years.
SCV Bail Bonds for Grand Theft Charges
If you know someone who has been arrested and taken into custody on grand theft charges and you want to get them out of jail, we can help. Start by giving us a call and providing as much identifying information as you can about the person you want to bail out of jail. We’ll use the info you provide to locate them within the jail system and verify their eligibility for bail.
After that, you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms and sign the agreements. We will then send an agent to the jail to post the bond and your friend or loved one will be released as soon as they are processed out.