Comments for: Bill to increase felony theft threshold in Maine to $5,000 upsets retailers

Posted Feb. 26, 2013, at 8:22 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A shoplifter nabbed in Maine with at least $1,000 worth of stolen goods faces a felony theft charge. But a bill that will receive a public hearing Wednesday would raise the felony theft threshold from $1,000 to $5,000, a proposed change that retailers argue would have the potential …

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