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Chapter 10 ------------------- Larceny The trespassory or wrongful taking and taking and carrying away of the personal property of another with intent to steal. Larceny was the first and most basic of the property crimes to develop at common law It was a crime against possession, not ownership Subject Matter of Larceny Only tangible personal property could be subject to the crime of larceny Intangible property Property that has no intrinsic value, but which represents something of value Documents Deeds Records of ownership Promissory notes Stocks computer software common law excluded intangible property form the crime of larceny.
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Unformatted text preview: Intent to steal • A defense o this crime is the c laim of right (an honest belief in ownership or right to possession) • the element is difficult to prove in “joy-riding” cases since the vehicle is not intended to be kept permanently. Embezzlement • the misappropriation of property already in possession of defendant. • The unlawful conversion of the personal property of another by a person to whom it has been entrusted by or for its rightful owner. • The central feature of the crime of embezzlement is the unlawful conversion....
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