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Retail theft is a special type of theft that involves stealing from a merchant or any type of retail environment. The crime of retail theft includes not only actual stealing but also under-ringing or paying for an item less than the displayed retail value. Retail theft found at 720 ILCS 5/16-25 prohibits the following behavior:

  • Knowingly taking, carrying away, or transferring an item offered for sale at a retail establishment with the intent to permanently deprive the seller of the property without paying full retail value of the merchandise.
  • Knowingly altering, removing a label or price tag, or transferring an item from one container to another and then attempting to purchase the item for less than the full retail value.
  • Knowingly under-ringing an item for less than the full retail price
  • Knowingly removing a shopping cart from the premises with the intent to deprive permanently.
  • Knowingly returning stolen items to a retail establishment.
  • Knowingly possessing a device to evade theft detection devices.
  • Knowingly failing to return a leased item at the term of the lease.

Retail theft under $300 or $150 for theft of fuel is a Class A misdemeanor. Retail theft can also be a felony based upon the value of the item, based upon prior convictions for theft, robbery, armed robbery, burglary, residential burglary, possession of burglary tools, home invasion, unlawful use of a credit card, or forgery. Felony retail theft can be a Class 4 felony, a Class 3 felony, and even a Class 2 felony if the value of the item exceeds $300 and an emergency exit is used to flee the retailor.

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