A. A person commits organized retail theft if the person acting alone or in conjunction with another person does any of the following:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-1819

  • felony: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • value: means the fair market value of the property or services at the time of the theft. See Arizona Laws 13-1801

1. Removes merchandise from a retail establishment without paying the purchase price with the intent to resell or trade the merchandise for money or for other value.

2. Uses an artifice, instrument, container, device or other article to facilitate the removal of merchandise from a retail establishment without paying the purchase price.

B. Organized retail theft is a class 4 felony.