§61-3-13. Grand and petit larceny distinguished; penalties.
(a) If a person commits simple larceny of goods or chattels of
the value of one thousand dollars or more, such person is guilty of
a felony, designated grand larceny, and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one nor more
than ten years, or, in the discretion of the court, be confined in
jail not more than one year and shall be fined not more than two
thousand five hundred dollars.
(b) If a person commits simple larceny of goods or chattels of
the value of less than one thousand dollars, such person is guilty
of a misdemeanor, designated petit larceny, and, upon conviction
thereof, shall be confined in jail for a term not to exceed one
year or fined not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars, or
both, in the discretion of the court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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