In the state of Idaho, theft refers to many kinds of offenses. Usually, they involve the act of “willingly and unlawfully taking someone else’s property without the intent of returning the property to the original owner.”

Theft crimes are usually accompanied by the act of using fraud to take the property. Property can include “money or other property, such as a home, car, and a person’s identity”. Grand theft and burglary can be punished as serious felonies and carry penalties such as fines, restitution, imprisonment, and a permanent criminal record.

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In the state of Idaho, a person can be guilty of grand theft if “he or she has taken someone else’s property, obtained it by extortion or threat that he or she would cause physical injury, cause damage to the property, or used his or her position to engage in theft.”

Idaho Statutes 18-2407 states that grand theft includes:

  • Theft by extortion
  • Theft of a firearm
  • Theft of livestock valued at more than $150
  • Theft of anhydrous ammonia
  • Theft of property taken directly from the person of another
  • Theft of property valued at more than $1,000
  • Theft of a check, debit, credit, or any kind of banking card
  • Theft of property valued at $1,000 or less as part of a “series” of thefts
  • Theft of property valued at more than $50 during a series of 3 or more incidents of theft during a criminal episode

Grand theft is a felony, and penalties include fines of up to $5,000, imprisonment for up to 14 years, or both.


According to Idaho Statutes 19-1401, burglary is defined as “the act of entering a home, room, vessel, car, or other type of building with the intent of committing theft or another felony”. If you are found guilty of burglary, which is a felony, you could be facing penalties such as a sentence of up to 10 years of state imprisonment.


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