Theft of personal property having a value less than a legally specified amount.
- Prophitt was charged with felonious assault and petty larceny.
- Arrest records confirmed popular charges that petty larceny was ‘a boy's crime.’
- Backster admits that he committed a bit of petty larceny in the name of science: he went to another office, went into a secretary's desk drawer and retrieved some matches.
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Syllabification: pet·ty lar·ce·ny
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