• Virginia Governor Signs Bill Doubling the Commonwealth’s Grand Larceny Threshold from $500 to $1,000

    Grand Larceny

    According to reporting from WHSV-TV, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 995 into law. The bill—an important part of the governor’s overall criminal justice reform agenda—will raise the threshold for a felony grand larceny charge from $500 to $1,000. The new law is set to take effect on July 1st, 2020. The reforms will bring Virginia more in line with other states around the country. As noted by The Marshall Project, the Commonwealth has the lowest felony theft...

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    check theft

    An arrest on northbound Interstate 95 for a car weaving erratically between lanes resulted in the discovery of over $100,000 in stolen business checks from the Hanover Air Park and other area locations. Lareese Martlelles Mallety, 24, has been charged with federal offenses of theft and receipt of stolen mail in addition to charges for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. Hanover Air Park and other business parks in the area have been targeted multiple times over the...

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