Is Virginia’s Larceny Threshold Just Right or Too Low?


Lori Janke co-owns two second-hand clothing stores in Newport News, and over the last six years has caught nine instance of people shoplifting. She believes that Virginia’s low felony larceny threshold of $200 helps deter more larceny from occurring. (Credit: Jordy Yager)

It takes a lot less in Virginia to charge a thief with a felony than anywhere else. But some argue the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. Jordy Yager takes us inside the debate over the state’s felony larceny threshold.

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