Theft Of Felony Crimes Dollar Amount To Increase

A Kentucky House committee has advanced a bill to raise the minimum dollar amount required for the crime of felony theft.The measure would increase the threshold for felony theft to $1,000 from the current $500.The result would be that property thefts under $1,000 would be considered a misdemeanor, which carries a lesser penalty.The House Judiciary Committee advanced the bill Wednesday.It heads to the full House next.Supporters tout the higher felony theft threshold as a way to reduce prison populations and thus corrections costs for the state. They say the threshold hasn’t kept pace with inflation.

Source: MG News

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