[Old English thiefth
a criminal taking of the property or services of another without consent NOTE: Theft commonly encompasses by statute a variety of forms of stealing formerly treated as distinct crimes.
theft of property or services whose value exceeds a specified amount or of a specified kind of property (as an automobile) NOTE: Grand theft is a felony.
the unauthorized use of another's means of identification (as name or social security number) for the purpose of commiting theft or another crime
theft of property or services whose value is below a specified amount called also petit theft
NOTE: Petty theft is a misdemeanor but may be aggravated by prior convictions.