The term "to steal" has no established meaning in the common law.
See Crabb v. Zerbst, 99 F.2d 562, 565 (5th Cir. 1938).
this term refers to the crime of larceny and was developed in modern
broaden larceny beyond its strict common law definition. See
States v. Maloney, 607 F.2d 222, (9th Cir. 1979), cert. denied,
U.S. 918 (1980); United States v. Archambault, 441 F.2d 281, 282-83
Cir. 1971), cert. denied, 404 U.S. 843 (1971).|
Larceny requires proof of the following four specific elements in
addition to the general elements:
- wrongful taking and carrying away of property;
- absence of consent from the organization or state or local government
- intent to deprive the organization or state or local government agency
See United States v. Barlow, 480 F.2d 1245, 1251 (D.C. Cir.
Larceny, like embezzlement, is a specific-intent crime.
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