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University linebacker charged with grand larceny, theft and burglary

Property crimes can comprise of burglary or breaking into someone's home or business. Similar charges include grand larceny or embezzlement, which may involve stealing money or property from another person. In a local story, a University football player is confronting property crime charges for allegedly burglarizing a South Carolina home.

Recent news reports that a University of South Carolina middle linebacker was arrested on Sunday on larceny, theft and burglary charges. According to reports, officers responded to a call from a residence in regards to a possible burglary. When officers arrived at the home, the two occupants inside reported that they woke up to find the football player in the residence.

The football player is accused of stealing more than $2,700 worth of goods, including a MacBook, an iPad and money. The linebacker is charged with grand larceny of goods that value more than $2,000 and less than $10,000, violent burglary in the second degree and financial transaction card theft. He is currently being held in a detention center on $50,000 bond. The man has been suspended from all football-related events.

Most property crime charges are state court offenses and can range from minor to very serious charges. If the crime is severe, it can carry penalties up to life in prison. As a result, if you are facing allegations similar to the student football player, you may want to retain a knowledgeable criminal lawyer. As you challenge any claims against you, an attorney can help honor your criminal justice protections.

Source: WMBF News, "Police: USC football player broke into home, stole computer, money," Feb. 28, 2012

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