A 48 year old woman and her two children are facing serious charges in Norcross after being arrested for several charges of theft over the past few months. The trio is suspected of preying on foreclosed homes, stealing wiring and air conditioners for profit.
Theft of materials from foreclosed homes has grown to epic levels across the country over the past several years as foreclosures have grown. Thieves steal the copper wiring and other materials and convert them to easy cash. Unfortunately, the thefts aren’t any less serious when committed against empty, foreclosed houses.
According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, these three suspects were said to choose homes in the Atlanta metro area. The article states that all three face charges of theft by taking and possessing tools for the commission of a crime. It is likely they will face additional charges when all is said and done.
If the value of stolen property is less than $500, it will be a misdemeanor offense. If, however, the offense involves more than $500 in value, you can face felony charges and up to 10 years in prison. Each act of theft can be a new and separate charge.
Depending on the circumstances of your case and your criminal history, we may be able to work out a plea arrangement with the prosecution on your case. Even if the charges against you seem quite serious, there is a chance that you could serve probation in lieu of jail time.
If you are facing any sort of theft charge in Georgia, contact us for a consultation.