Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: How long does a store owner have to report a theft

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Karren M. Kenney
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A: If the amount of the property that was taken is less than $950, it would be considered a misdemeanor, which carries a 1 year statute of limitations from the date that it occurred or when the store owner discovered the theft. If it's over $950, that would be a felony and the statute of limitations would be 3 years.

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