Criminal Law Keyed to Weaverback
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Jake, an employee of B & D Discount Clothing, stole a Coach Handbag from the store’s warehouse. Jake then sold the handbag, which retailed for $1500, to Barbie for $500. When Barbie received the handbag, it was still in its original Coach box. Barbie was then prosecuted for receiving stolen property. At trial, Barbie claims she didn’t know the handbag was stolen and thought she was just getting a deal.
Barbie is tried for receipt of stolen property. This jurisdiction follows the common law of theft-based crimes.
Assume that the trier of fact believes Barbie’s account.
What result?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Olga Oslo was an executive vice-president in the investment-banking department of the Anytown National Bank. One afternoon, Olga was having lunch with her boss, Betty Bosslady, at the Seashell Restaurant and Karaoke Bar when Betty excused herself to go to the bathroom. As Betty stood up to leave the table, her wallet fell out of her pocketbook onto the floor. Betty was unaware of what occurred, and proceeded to the restroom. Olga, however, saw the wallet fall. Intending to steal it, Olga picked up the wallet and placed it in her pocket. Before Betty returned to the table, Olga had a change of heart and decided to give the wallet back. Olga told Betty what had happened and handed her the wallet when she returned from the bathroom.
Anytown falls under the jurisdiction of the common law. What crime has Olga committed?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.