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Theft Laws for Maryland listed below.

A Maryland Online Shoplifting / Theft Class - Fast - Easy - All From Your Home

Complete at your own pace, any time, start-stop-start again at whenever you want, 24 hours a day -7 days a week, from the privacy of your own home! No groups, no classrooms, no confessions - all from the privacy of your home. Nothing to download; when we say online shoplifting class, we mean 100% online. Court approved - Guaranteed! Sign up now!

100% Online Shoplifting, Petit Theft, Impulse Control (theft related) - Juveniles or Adults

Few people seek help on their own when they have a problem with theft or shoplifting. When people take a shoplifting class they typically have been court ordered, had it required by a probation officer, or is part of a diversion agreement. Some people figure out, (or have an attorney who figured out) that it is a very good idea to complete a theft class before going to court. The judge, probation officer or district attorney see that the person is taking the matter seriously. We have specialized in counseling theft offenders since 1983 and are committed to serving our customers and referral sources well!

Program Details

So how do you take our online shoplifting class? It's pretty easy:

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That's it! you can stop and start whenever you want, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you leave, our system "remembers" where you ended and takes you back to where you ended.

Court Approved

When taking a theft class, shoplifting class, petit theft class etc., you want to have confidence that it will be accepted by the court or person who referred you. You should contact the court (or person who referred you) to be sure an online shoplifting class is going to be approved.

Our program has been utilized by thousands of courts, juvenile departments, diversion programs, peer/teen courts throughout the nation and world - including every state. Many courts have us on a recommended program list.

We are the nationwide leader in online theft / shoplifting classes and are confident that if an online class is allowed, Our Program Will Be Approved and Allowed - Guaranteed!

Maryland Theft Laws
Maryland Theft Laws

 

§ 7-101. Definitions.

 (a)  In general.- In this part the following words have the meanings indicated. 

(b)  Deception.-  

(1) "Deception" means knowingly to: 

 (i) create or confirm in another a false impression that the offender does not believe to be true; 

 (ii) fail to correct a false impression that the offender previously has created or confirmed; 

(iii) prevent another from acquiring information pertinent to the disposition of the property involved; 

 (iv) sell or otherwise transfer or encumber property without disclosing a lien, adverse claim, or other legal impediment to the enjoyment of the property, regardless of whether the impediment is of value or a matter of official record; 

 (v) insert or deposit a slug in a vending machine; 

 (vi) remove or alter a label or price tag; 

(vii) promise performance that the offender does not intend to perform or knows will not be performed; or 

 (viii) misrepresent the value of a motor vehicle offered for sale by tampering or interfering with its odometer, or by disconnecting, resetting, or altering its odometer with the intent to change the mileage indicated. 

(2) "Deception" does not include puffing or false statements of immaterial facts and exaggerated representations that are unlikely to deceive an ordinary individual. 

(c)  Deprive.- "Deprive" means to withhold property of another: 

(1) permanently; 

(2) for a period that results in the appropriation of a part of the property's value; 

(3) with the purpose to restore it only on payment of a reward or other compensation; or 

(4) to dispose of the property or use or deal with the property in a manner that makes it unlikely that the owner will recover it. 

(d)  Exert control.-  

 (1) "Exert control" includes to take, carry away, appropriate to a person's own use or sell, convey, or transfer title to an interest in or possession of property. 

(2) "Exert control" does not include: 

(i) to trespass on the land of another; or 

 (ii) to occupy the land of another without authorization. 

(e)  Interactive computer service.-  

(1) "Interactive computer service" means an information service, system, or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server. 

(2) "Interactive computer service" includes a service or system that provides access to the Internet. 

 (f)  Motor vehicle.- "Motor vehicle" has the meaning stated in § 11-135 of the Transportation Article. 

(g)  Obtain.- "Obtain" means: 

 (1) in relation to property, to bring about a transfer of interest in or possession of the property; and 

 (2) in relation to a service, to secure the performance of the service. 

 (h)  Owner.- Except as otherwise expressly provided in this part, "owner" means a person, other than the offender: 

 (1) who has an interest in or possession of property regardless of whether the person's interest or possession is unlawful; and 

(2) without whose consent the offender has no authority to exert control over the property. 

(i)  Property.-  

(1) "Property" means anything of value. 

(2) "Property" includes: 

(i) real estate; 

(ii) money; 

(iii) a commercial instrument; 

(iv) an admission or transportation ticket; 

(v) a written instrument representing or embodying rights concerning anything of value, or services, or anything otherwise of value to the owner; 

(vi) a thing growing on or affixed to, or found on land, or part of or affixed to any building; 

(vii) electricity, gas, and water; 

(viii) a bird, animal, or fish that ordinarily is kept in a state of confinement; 

(ix) food or drink; 

 (x) a sample, culture, microorganism, or specimen; 

 (xi) a record, recording, document, blueprint, drawing, map, or a whole or partial copy, description, photograph, prototype, or model of any of them; 

(xii) an article, material, device, substance, or a whole or partial copy, description, photograph, prototype, or model of any of them that represents evidence of, reflects, or records a secret: 

 1. scientific, technical, merchandising, production, or management information; or 

 2. designed process, procedure, formula, invention, trade secret, or improvement; 

 (xiii) a financial instrument; and 

 (xiv) information, electronically produced data, and a computer software or program in a form readable by machine or individual. 

(j)  Property of another.- "Property of another" means property in which a person other than the offender has an interest that the offender does not have the authority to defeat or impair, even though the offender also may have an interest in the property. 

 (k)  Service.- "Service" includes: 

(1) labor or professional service; 

(2) telecommunication, public utility, toll facility, or transportation service; 

(3) lodging, entertainment, or restaurant service; and 

(4) the use of computers, data processing, or other equipment. 

(l)  Slug.- "Slug" means an object that, because of its size, shape, or other quality, can be deposited or inserted in a vending machine as an improper substitute for the payment required to operate the vending machine. 

 (m)  Theft.-  

(1) "Theft" means the conduct described in §§ 7-104 through 7-107 of this subtitle. 

(2) "Theft" includes motor vehicle theft, unless otherwise indicated. 

(n)  Vending machine.- "Vending machine" means a device designed to receive a specified payment and in exchange automatically offer, provide, assist in providing, or allow a person to acquire property or service. 

§ 7-102. Rules of construction.

 (a)  Interpretation of part.- Conduct described as theft in this part constitutes a single crime and includes the separate crimes formerly known as: 

(1) larceny; 

 (2) larceny by trick; 

 (3) larceny after trust; 

 (4) embezzlement; 

 (5) false pretenses; 

 (6) shoplifting; and 

 (7) receiving stolen property. 

 (b)  Knowing conduct.-  

 (1) A person acts "knowingly": 

(i) with respect to conduct or a circumstance as described by a statute that defines a crime, when the person is aware of the conduct or that the circumstance exists; 

 (ii) with respect to the result of conduct as described by a statute that defines a crime, when the person is practically certain that the result will be caused by the person's conduct; and 

 (iii) with respect to a person's knowledge of the existence of a particular fact, if that knowledge is an element of a crime, when the person is practically certain of the existence of that fact. 

 (2) The terms "knowing" and "with knowledge" are construed in the same manner. 

 § 7-103. Determination of value.

 (a)  "Value" defined.- In this section, "value" means: 

 (1) the market value of the property or service at the time and place of the crime; or 

 (2) if the market value cannot satisfactorily be ascertained, the cost of the replacement of the property or service within a reasonable time after the crime. 

(b)  In general.- The value of property or service under this part shall be determined in accordance with this section. 

 (c)  Written instrument.-  

 (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, this subsection applies to a written instrument whether or not the instrument has been issued or delivered. 

(2) This subsection does not apply to a written instrument that has a readily ascertainable market value. 

 (3) (i) For purposes of this part, a written instrument is valued as provided by this paragraph. 

 (ii) The value of an instrument constituting evidence of debt, including a check, draft, or promissory note, is the amount due or collectible on the instrument. That value is ordinarily the face amount of the instrument, less any portion that has been satisfied. 

 (iii) The value of any other instrument that creates, releases, discharges, or otherwise affects a valuable legal right, privilege, or obligation is the amount of economic loss the owner of the instrument might reasonably suffer because of the loss of the instrument. 

 (d)  Trade secret.- The value of a trade secret lacking a readily ascertainable market value is a reasonable value that represents the damage the owner suffered by the loss of an advantage over those who do not know or use the trade secret. 

 (e)  When value cannot be determined.-  

 (1) For the purposes of determining whether a theft violation subject to either § 7-104(g)(1) or (2) of this subtitle has been committed, when it cannot be determined whether the value of the property or service is more or less than $500 under the standards of this section, the value is deemed to be less than $500. 

 (2) For the purposes of determining whether a theft violation subject to either § 7-104(g)(2) or (3) of this subtitle has been committed, when it cannot be determined whether the value of the property or service is more or less than $100 under the standards of this section, the value is deemed to be less than $100. 

 (f)  Course of conduct - Aggregation.- When theft is committed in violation of this part under one scheme or continuing course of conduct, whether from the same or several sources: 

 (1) the conduct may be considered as one crime; and 

 (2) the value of the property or services may be aggregated in determining whether the theft is a felony or a misdemeanor.

§ 7-104. General theft provisions.

 (a)  Unauthorized control over property.- A person may not willfully or knowingly obtain or exert unauthorized control over property, if the person: 

 (1) intends to deprive the owner of the property; 

 (2) willfully or knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the property in a manner that deprives the owner of the property; or 

 (3) uses, conceals, or abandons the property knowing the use, concealment, or abandonment probably will deprive the owner of the property. 

(b)  Same - By deception.- A person may not obtain control over property by willfully or knowingly using deception, if the person: 

(1) intends to deprive the owner of the property; 

 (2) willfully or knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the property in a manner that deprives the owner of the property; or 

(3) uses, conceals, or abandons the property knowing the use, concealment, or abandonment probably will deprive the owner of the property. 

(c)  Possessing stolen personal property.-  

(1) A person may not possess stolen personal property knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it probably has been stolen, if the person: 

 (i) intends to deprive the owner of the property; 

(ii) willfully or knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the property in a manner that deprives the owner of the property; or 

(iii) uses, conceals, or abandons the property knowing that the use, concealment, or abandonment probably will deprive the owner of the property. 

(2) In the case of a person in the business of buying or selling goods, the knowledge required under this subsection may be inferred if: 

(i) the person possesses or exerts control over property stolen from more than one person on separate occasions; 

(ii) during the year preceding the criminal possession charged, the person has acquired stolen property in a separate transaction; or 

(iii) being in the business of buying or selling property of the sort possessed, the person acquired it for a consideration that the person knew was far below a reasonable value. 

(3) In a prosecution for theft by possession of stolen property under this subsection, it is not a defense that: 

(i) the person who stole the property has not been convicted, apprehended, or identified; 

 (ii) the defendant stole or participated in the stealing of the property; or 

 (iii) the stealing of the property did not occur in the State. 

(4) Unless the person who criminally possesses stolen property participated in the stealing, the person who criminally possesses stolen property and a person who has stolen the property are not accomplices in theft for the purpose of any rule of evidence requiring corroboration of the testimony of an accomplice. 

 (d)  Control over property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.- A person may not obtain control over property knowing that the property was lost, mislaid, or was delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient or nature or amount of the property, if the person: 

(1) knows or learns the identity of the owner or knows, is aware of, or learns of a reasonable method of identifying the owner; 

(2) fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner; and 

(3) intends to deprive the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property when the person obtains the property or at a later time. 

 (e)  Services available only for compensation.- A person may not obtain the services of another that are available only for compensation: 

(1) by deception; or 

(2) with knowledge that the services are provided without the consent of the person providing them. 

 (f)  Inference of intention or knowledge.- Under this section, an offender's intention or knowledge that a promise would not be performed may not be established by or inferred solely from the fact that the promise was not performed. 

(g)  Penalty.-  

(1) A person convicted of theft of property or services with a value of $500 or more is guilty of a felony and: 

(i) is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 15 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both; and 

(ii) shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services. 

(2) Except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection, a person convicted of theft of property or services with a value of less than $500, is guilty of a misdemeanor and: 

(i) is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 18 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both; and 

 (ii) shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services. 

(3) A person convicted of theft of property or services with a value of less than $100 is guilty of a misdemeanor and: 

(i) is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both; and 

 (ii) shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services. 

(4) Subject to paragraph (5) of this subsection, a person who has two or more prior convictions under this subtitle and who is convicted of theft of property or services with a value of less than $500 under paragraph (2) of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and: 

(i) is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both; and 

(ii) shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services. 

(5) The court may not impose the penalties under paragraph (4) of this subsection unless the State's Attorney serves notice on the defendant or the defendant's counsel before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or at least 15 days before trial that: 

(i) the State will seek the penalties under paragraph (4) of this subsection; and 

(ii) lists the alleged prior convictions. 

 (h)  Failure to pay for motor fuel after dispensing.-  

(1) If a person is convicted of a violation under this section for failure to pay for motor fuel after the motor fuel was dispensed into a vehicle, the court shall: 

 (i) notify the person that the person's driver's license may be suspended under § 16-206.1 of the Transportation Article; and 

(ii) notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of the violation. 

 (2) The Chief Judge of the District Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts, in conjunction with the Motor Vehicle Administration, shall establish uniform procedures for reporting a violation under this subsection. 

 (i)  Statute of limitations.- An action or prosecution for a violation of paragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection shall be commenced within 2 years after the commission of the crime. 

 (j)  Jurisdiction and venue.- A person who violates this section by use of an interactive computer service may be prosecuted, indicted, tried, and convicted in any county in which the victim resides or the electronic communication originated or terminated. 

 

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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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Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011

 

"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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