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Theft (noun);
The act of illegally taking or carrying away of personal goods or property of another without that person's or business's consent. The word theft is also used as a term for crimes against property such as larceny, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, looting, embezzlement, fraud and criminial conversion at times. Some jurisdictions consider theft to be synonmous with larceny where others theft has replaced larceny.

A person who performs the act of or habitually carries out the act of theft is considered a thief. The act of theft is also called thieving, stealing, ripping off, snatching and sometimes filching.