You need to hire an attorney, get the discovery, and fight for your daughter.
Perhaps the city ordinance may only include retail fraud 3rd degree, which involves goods less than $200. This could be why she was charged with larceny. However, it still seems like they are overcharging. Contact an attorney for your daughter. What city was she arrested in? I don't believe there is a Wal-Mart in Westland.
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Larceny generally involves stealing from an individual or commercial business. Retail fraud involves stealing from a retail store, such as Wal-Mart. However, larceny can also be retail fraud if it occurs in a retail store. Retail fraud cannot be larceny, however, if it does not occur in a retail store. Why the distinction? Because in a retail setting, retail fraud involves more than simple "shoplifting," or leaving the store with goods that weren't paid for. It involves things like switching price stickers or taking an item off a shelf and trying to "return" it for cash.
Why larceny instead of retail fraud? Ask your daughter's attorney. If the actions fit both definitions, the prosecutor can charge her with either.
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I agree with the other quality answers. She should certainly seek local counsel for this kind of charge.
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You need to hire an attorney for your daughter. The word "larceny" is used in the place of stealing so whoever you talked to might have just been trying to tell you that she was charged with a form of stealing. She probably was charged with Retail Fraud. She needs to hire an attorney for this case. Call one today.
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