These cases present a recurring question in this era of the self-service store which has never been resolved by this court: may a person be convicted of larceny for shoplifting if the person is caught with goods while still inside the store? For reasons outlined below, it is concluded that a larceny conviction may be sustained, in certain situations, even though the shoplifter was apprehended...
PEOPLE v. OLIVO
52 N.Y.2d 309 (1981)
The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Ronald Olivo, Appellant. The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Stefan M. Gasparik, Appellant. The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. George Spatzier, Appellant.
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Argued January 15, 1981.
Decided February 19, 1981.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Judges JASEN, GABRIELLI, JONES, WACHTLER, FUCHSBERG and MEYER concur.
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