A Bronx woman is due in court Sept. 18 to defend against larceny charges. Larceny charges can result from several different allegations, but the underlying charge is that an individual is accused of taking something that does not belong to them.
Reportedly, this Bronx woman went to a Best Buy and attempted to purchase several items, including a laptop, totaling a large sum of money. When the woman attempted to pay for the purchases, she said that she did not have her credit card on her, but that it was just a matter of calling the customer service line to retrieve the pin number.
Police were alerted when the Best Buy employee was allegedly suspicious because the Bronx woman knew the social security number attached to the credit card, but not the security question. When the credit card company called the actual card holder, she said she was not at Best Buy attempting to make a transaction.
The 26-year-old Bronx woman is now facing charges of third-degree larceny, criminal attempt and identity theft. When an individual is charged with larceny, the consequences steepen as the value of the property in question increases. In some instances, if the accused makes restitution to the victim, the charges can be dropped.
However, this does not always result in dropped charges and some cases will still have to go to trial. Regardless of the charges, all individuals are innocent until proven guilty and have the right to a fair trial. For individuals accused of larceny, it may be critical to retain an experienced advocate that will fight for the best possible outcome.
Source: The Hour, "Bronx woman busted on identity theft, larceny charges," Chase Wright, Sept. 10, 2012
- Our firm handles cases stemming from events similar to the situation detailed above. For more information about how we defend against such charges, please visit our Bronx larceny page