Recently, in Xiangtan, a man followed his eighty-year-old man on a bus. At that time, there was more than 8,000 yuan in cash in the old man’s bag. The man hesitated many times and finally stole 500 yuan. The old man went home and found that the money was scarce, so he called the police. After the suspect was arrested, Mr. Tang confessed that he thought that it might be the old man’s life-saving money, and he thought that stealing 8,000 would be a heavy sentence, so he stuffed the rest of the money back. At present, the old man’s 500 yuan has been recovered, and Tang has been detained.
This belongs to pickpocketing in the crime of theft. Pickpocketing is not based on a large amount as the standard for determining a crime. In layman’s terms, as long as 10 yuan is pickpocketed, it also constitutes a crime of theft, and it also needs to be punished for a criminal offence. This thief must have a criminal record, because he is always convicted of theft and has a little knowledge of the law. Even if you don’t understand pickpocketing, but as far as theft is concerned, you can take away 500 yuan. According to the economic standards of your province, you may also have a relatively small amount of property. The big starting point. Nor can it escape the sanctions of the law. Don’t stretch out your hand, you will get caught. Criminal Law: Article 264 Whoever steals public or private property with a relatively large amount or multiple thefts shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years, criminal detention or surveillance, and a fine or a fine; if the amount is huge or there are other serious circumstances, the punishment shall be imposed. Fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than 10 years, and a fine; if the amount is particularly large or there are other particularly serious circumstances, it shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than ten years or life imprisonment, and a fine or confiscation of property.  Although some people say that you are “thieves and there are ways”, but I don’t agree that the purpose of stealing money is to spend it for yourself. It is an external manifestation of delicious laziness and no hard work. Now it is a society under the rule of law, not the arena in TV dramas. Besides, even the rivers and lakes are “robbing the rich and helping the poor.” If you steal an old man, you are not considered a hero. If you are a habitual thief, and after being released, your “hands are itchy” within five years, then when you are sentenced this time, you will definitely be punished severely. Article 65 A criminal who has been sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment or higher, who commits a crime that should be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment or higher within five years after the execution of the sentence or pardon is a repeat offender and shall be given a heavier punishment, except for crimes of negligence. The period specified in the preceding paragraph shall be calculated from the date of expiration of the parole for criminals who are on parole.  Whether the amount of theft is calculated at 8000 yuan or 500 yuan will affect the sentencing of the thief. The author believes that the amount of the thief’s theft should be calculated at 8,000 yuan more appropriately, because the thief has actually effectively controlled the 8,000 yuan property. Therefore, the range of sentencing should be between three years and up to ten years in prison. However, the act of returning 7,500 yuan shall be given a lighter or mitigated punishment in accordance with the return of the stolen goods.