Texas Theft Crimes have been mostly combined into a single offense in the Texas Penal Code called, simply, “Theft.” Texas does not have separate offenses called “larceny,” “embezzlement,” “theft by false pretext,” “extortion” or “receiving or concealing stolen property” like other states have. These offenses were consolidated into the singular “Theft” offense.
However, there are also several other offenses that involve the act of theft, such as Robbery and Burglary. In addition, there are a few other more specialized theft offense.
The list below includes Theft Crimes in Texas and crimes involving Theft.
- PC 29.02 – Robbery
- PC 29.03 – Aggravated Robbery
- PC 30.02 – Burglary
- PC 30.03 – Burglary of Coin-Operated or Coin Collection Machines
- PC 30.04 – Burglary of Vehicles
- PC 31.03 – Theft
- PC 31.04 – Theft of Service
- PC 31.05 – Theft of Trade Secrets
- PC 31.07 – Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
- PC 31.20 – Mail Theft *effective September 1, 2019
- PC 32.24 – Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order
Many Texas White Collar Crimes also involve a theft-like element.