Question: What is theft under Wisconsin law?

Answer: So the basic theft is to intentionally take, carry away, use, transfer, conceal or retain possession of property without the consent of the owner, and with the intent to deprive the owner permanently of that property. And that is broken up into values, again. So the lower level is a misdemeanor. If the value is over $2,500 then there are three different levels of felonies that go up every $2,500, basically. There are special circumstances that can further increase the penalty. If the victim is elderly, is someone who is at risk, if there are some other special circumstances, then that can—in addition to the money—can increase the penalty that is considered.

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