Theft in the first degree.
(1) A person is guilty of theft in the first degree if he or she commits theft of:
(a) Property or services which exceed(s) five thousand dollars in value other than a firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010;
(b) Property of any value, other than a firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010 or a motor vehicle, taken from the person of another;
(c) A search and rescue dog, as defined in RCW 9.91.175, while the search and rescue dog is on duty; or
(d) Metal wire, taken from a public service company, as defined in RCW 80.04.010, or a consumer-owned utility, as defined in RCW 19.280.020, and the costs of the damage to the public service company's or consumer-owned utility's property exceed five thousand dollars in value.
(2) Theft in the first degree is a class B felony.
[2012 c 233 § 2; 2009 c 431 § 7; 2007 c 199 § 3; 2005 c 212 § 2; 1995 c 129 § 11 (Initiative Measure No. 159); 1975 1st ex.s. c 260 §9A.56.030 .]
| Applicability -- 2009 c 431: See note following RCW 4.24.230.|
Findings -- Intent -- Short title -- 2007 c 199: See notes following RCW 9A.56.065.
Findings and intent -- Short title -- Severability -- Captions not law -- 1995 c 129: See notes following RCW 9.94A.510.
Civil action for shoplifting by adults, minors: RCW 4.24.230.
Property crime database, liability: RCW 4.24.340.