Theft is one of the broadest crimes in the Penal Code. Certain Section 31.01 offenses trigger no consequences at all. Iny many places, police do not respond to shoplifting calls if the value was less than $50. At the other end of the spectrum, some thieves spend more time in prison than some murderers or rapists. These large theft cases often involve complex Ponzi schemes and other frauds.
In July 2017, two men stormed into the Veritex Community Bank on Merrick in Fort Worth. Now, one of them just pleaded guilty, and another one awaits a competency hearing.
52-year-old Danielle Arellano (a/k/a Daniela Castro) spent some time in the Bexar County Jail after she allegedly stole merchandise from a San Antonio outlet store.