There are several other ways to be charged with larceny beyond taking items out of a store or taking cash, money or belongings that that are not yours.
What is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement occurs when you are legally entrusted with money or property and you then use the money or property in a way that is inconsistent with the reason why the money or property was given to you in the first place.
For example, a treasurer of an organization cannot take money from the organization to be used for a purpose that was not authorized.
What is Larceny by Trick?
Larceny by Trick occurs when someone gives you money or other property by a trick or fraud.
For example, this type of offense could be charged if someone gives you a car but you have no intention of ever paying for or returning the car.
What is Larceny by False Pretense or False Promise?
Larceny by False Pretense or False Promise occurs when you lie about a present or past fact to induce the other person to give you money or property. A false promise is a promise or guarantee that you will do something in exchange for money, without ever intending to actually engage in that promise.
Examples of Larceny by False Pretense or False Promise are loans taken with no intention to repay the loan or lying about the value of a product to be sold.
Is writing a bad check a Larceny?
Yes. Purposefully writing a check that you know will bounce because there are not enough funds in your account to cover the check would also constitute a larceny.