ThEFT & Related Offenses

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Theft and related offenses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In order for someone in Ohio to be charged with theft, they must steal the property from the owner and not the possessor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. In Ohio, a person can be charged with theft if they steal property from either the owner or the possessor. The distinction between owner and possessor is not relevant in determining whether theft has occurred.

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  • 2. 

    Mens rea is Latin for intent to commit a crime.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because mens rea is indeed a Latin term that refers to the mental state or intention of a person when they commit a crime. It is an important concept in criminal law as it helps determine the culpability and level of intent of the accused.

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  • 3. 

    Actus reus is Latin for the action or actual event of the offense.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "actus reus" is indeed a Latin term that refers to the physical act or conduct that constitutes a crime. It is an essential element of a crime and must be present for a person to be held criminally liable. The term encompasses both voluntary actions and omissions that result in criminal consequences. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 4. 

    Scenario: Bubba is paid by Snickerdoodle to steal cars out of a shopping plaza and bring the cars to a chop shop where they are cut up for desirable parts.  The particular cars stolen are Corvettes.  If Bubba is charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle explain how the prosecution would have to first, prove "Mens rae" and then "Actus reus".  Given examples of what you as an investigator would look for to make your case.  

  • 5. 

    The initial key component of money laundering consists of what?

    • A.

      Obtaining illicite funds

    • B.

      Passing illicite funds to another person

    • C.

      Transferring illicite funds to a legitimate source

    • D.

      Moving the the clean funds back to the financial sector

    Correct Answer
    A. Obtaining illicite funds
    Explanation
    The initial key component of money laundering is obtaining illicit funds. Money laundering involves the process of making illegally obtained money appear legal by disguising its true origin. Obtaining illicit funds is the first step in this process, where individuals or organizations acquire money through illegal activities such as drug trafficking, fraud, or corruption.

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  • 6. 

    The laudring of illicite funds is accomplished through ________________  __________________into a lawfully operating business, person, instituion or corporation.

    Correct Answer
    Moving Money
  • 7. 

    A suspect breaks into a car and steals a stereo.  The correct criminal offense to charge according to Mens rae and Actus reus is what? 

    • A.

      Burglary

    • B.

      Breaking & Entering

    • C.

      Either or the first and second

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    D. Nothing
    Explanation
    The correct criminal offense to charge according to Mens rae and Actus reus is "Nothing" because the question states that the suspect breaks into a car and steals a stereo. However, burglary typically refers to the unlawful entry into a building with the intent to commit a crime. Breaking and entering also typically refers to the unlawful entry into a building. Since the suspect broke into a car, neither burglary nor breaking and entering would be the appropriate charges. Therefore, the correct answer is "Nothing."

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  • 8. 

    In Ohio a homeowner is at work, and known to be at work, when a buglarer enters the home to steal a TV.  Due to this knowledge the offender will be charged with what offense?

    • A.

      Breaking & Entering

    • B.

      Criminal Trespass

    • C.

      Burglary

    • D.

      Either Burglary or Breaking & Entering

    Correct Answer
    C. Burglary
    Explanation
    The offender will be charged with burglary. Burglary typically involves entering a building or structure with the intent to commit a crime inside. In this case, the offender entered the home with the intention of stealing a TV, which satisfies the criteria for burglary. The fact that the homeowner was known to be at work is irrelevant to the charge of burglary.

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  • 9. 

    A seventeen auto shop student jumps over the fense to a closed junk yard to look for extra parts to a car he is building.  He finds a particular tire he needs that has a replacement value of $80.  He steals the tire.  When caught he is charged with what offense?

    • A.

      Trespassing

    • B.

      Trespassing & Misdemeanor Theft

    • C.

      Just Theft

    • D.

      Breaking & Entering

    Correct Answer
    D. Breaking & Entering
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Breaking & Entering because the student jumped over the fence to enter the closed junkyard without permission. This action constitutes breaking into a property unlawfully. Stealing the tire would be considered a separate offense of theft, but the initial act of entering the junkyard without permission is categorized as Breaking & Entering.

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  • 10. 

    An elderly couple takes their life savings and invests them into a mutual fund with a stock broker.  The broker signs and agreement with them showing them where their money has been invested and how much of a return on their investment they earned at the end of a year.  Unknown to the couple, this stock broker took the money and purchased a Corvette.  When caught you will charge the offender with what crime?

    • A.

      Felony Theft

    • B.

      Felony Theft from the Elderly

    • C.

      Burglary

    • D.

      Embezzlement

    Correct Answer
    D. Embezzlement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Embezzlement. Embezzlement refers to the fraudulent conversion of someone else's property by a person who was entrusted with the property. In this scenario, the stock broker was entrusted with the elderly couple's life savings to invest in a mutual fund. However, the broker misappropriated the funds by using them to purchase a Corvette for themselves without the couple's knowledge or consent. This act constitutes embezzlement as the broker abused their position of trust and converted the money for personal gain.

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