A Kentucky Online Theft / Shoplifting class
Kentucky Theft Laws
Kentucky Theft / Shoplifting classes
The Outcome Alternatives® online Theft / Shoplifting class is among the most widely accepted, comprehensive, affordable and effective way to gain Theft / Shoplifting skills. This Theft / Shoplifting class was written and prepared for court ordered clients, students, employees and for personal growth. The Outcome Alternatives® online Theft / Shoplifting class is listed as an acceptedTheft / Shoplifting program throughout the United States, including Kentucky, Canada, and abroad. Our web-based online Theft / Shoplifting class includes:
* A complete 4 or 8 hour Theft / Shoplifting class based on the book The Psychology of Stealing , by Steven M. Houseworth, MA.
* Where we find an average of $195 for similar theft classes, ours if much more affordable.
* A self-paced Theft / Shoplifting class online learning experience.
* Log in, Log out 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
* Online exam following each chapter and a final exam.
* Immediately upon completion printable Certificate of Completion for verification.
* Accepted by Court, Probation Officer or Schools in Kentucky, or money-back guaranteed.
This Kentucky online Theft / Shoplifting class was designed to meet Kentucky court, probation department, diversion program, school and human resource department requirements. Our online Theft / Shoplifting classes are an effective, convenient and less expensive way of learning how to correct theft related problems that may arise for you and others needing a Kentucky Theft / Shoplifting class.
Kentucky Theft Laws
Kentucky Theft Laws
(1) Willful concealment of unpurchased merchandise of any store or other mercantile
establishment on the premises of such store shall be prima facie evidence of an
intent to deprive the owner of his property without paying the purchase price
(2) All city and county law enforcement agencies shall cause to be made a photograph,
a set of fingerprints, and a general descriptive report of all persons except juveniles
arrested for theft through an act of shoplifting. If convicted, two (2) copies of each
item shall be forwarded within thirty (30) days to the Department of Kentucky State
Police of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
Effective: June 26, 2007
35.670 Larceny -- Wrongful appropriation.
(1) Any person subject to this code who wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds by any
means, from the possession of the owner or of any other person any money,
personal property or articles of value of any kind:
(a) With intent permanently to deprive or defraud another person of the use and
benefit of property or to appropriate it to his own use or the use of any person
other than the owner, steals that property and is guilty of larceny; or
(b) With intent temporarily to deprive or defraud another person of the use and
benefit of property or to appropriate it to his own use or the use of any person
other than the owner, is guilty of wrongful appropriation.
(2) Any person found guilty of larceny or wrongful appropriation shall be punished as a
514.060 Theft of services.
(1) A person is guilty of theft of services when:
(a) The person intentionally obtains services by deception or threat or by false
token or other means to avoid payment for the services which he knows are
available only for compensation;
(b) The person intentionally obtains wireless communications services or access
to services by any of the following means:
1. Unauthorized interception of any electronic serial number, mobile
identification number, personal identification number, or like identifying
2. Unauthorized interception of any cellular service or personal
communications service as terms may be defined in 47 C.F.R. parts 22
and 24 respectively;
3. Unauthorized interception of any similar telephone service; or
4. Use of deception, threat, or other means to avoid payment for the
services which the person knows are available only for charge or
(c) Having control over or unauthorized access to the use of the services of others
to which the person is not entitled, the person intentionally diverts the services
to the person's own benefit or the benefit of another not entitled thereto.
(2) Where compensation for services is ordinarily paid immediately upon the rendering
of the services, as in the case of hotels and restaurants, refusal to pay or absconding
without payment or offer to pay shall be prima facie evidence that the services were
obtained by deception as to intention to pay.
(3) In any prosecution for theft of gas, water, electricity, or other public service, where
the utility supplying the service had installed a meter or other device to record the
amount of service supplied, proof that:
(a) The meter or other device has been altered, tampered with, or bypassed in a
manner so as to prevent or reduce the recording thereof; or
(b) Service has been, after having been disconnected by the utility supplying
service, reconnected without authorization of the utility
shall be prima facie evidence of the intent to commit theft of service by the person
or persons obligated to pay for service supplied through the meter or other device.
(4) Theft of services is a Class A misdemeanor unless the value of the service is three
hundred dollars ($300) or more, in which case it is a Class D felony.
Effective: July 15, 1998
514.160 Theft of identity.
(1) A person is guilty of the theft of the identity of another when he or she knowingly
possesses or uses any current or former identifying information of the other person
or family member or ancestor of the other person, such as that person's or family
member's or ancestor's name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address,
Social Security number, driver's license number, birth date, personal identification
number or code, and any other information which could be used to identify the
person, including unique biometric data, with the intent to represent that he or she is
the other person for the purpose of:
(a) Depriving the other person of property;
(b) Obtaining benefits or property to which he or she would otherwise not be
(c) Making financial or credit transactions using the other person's identity;
(d) Avoiding detection; or
(e) Commercial or political benefit.
(2) Theft of identity is a Class D felony. If the person violating this section is a business
that has violated this section on more than one (1) occasion, then that person also
violates the Consumer Protection Act, KRS 367.110 to 367.300.
(3) This section shall not apply when a person obtains the identity of another to
misrepresent his or her age for the purpose of obtaining alcoholic beverages,
tobacco, or another privilege denied to minors.
(4) This section does not apply to credit or debit card fraud under KRS 434.550 to
(5) Where the offense consists of theft by obtaining or trafficking in the personal
identity of another person, the venue of the prosecution may be in either the county
where the offense was committed or the county where the other person resides.
(6) A person found guilty of violating any provisions of this section shall forfeit any
lawful claim to the identifying information, property, or other realized benefit of the
other person as a result of such violation.
Effective: July 15, 2002
514.050 Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.
(1) Except as provided in KRS 365.710, a person is guilty of theft of property lost,
mislaid, or delivered by mistake when:
(a) He comes into control of the property of another that he knows to have been
lost, mislaid, or delivered under a mistake as to the nature or amount of the
property or the identity of the recipient; and
(b) With intent to deprive the owner thereof, he fails to take reasonable measures
to restore the property to a person entitled to have it.
(2) Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake is a Class A misdemeanor
unless the value of the property is three hundred dollars ($300) or more, in which
case it is a Class D felony.
Effective: July 14, 1992
514.040 Theft by deception.
(1) A person is guilty of theft by deception when the person obtains property or services
of another by deception with intent to deprive the person thereof. A person deceives
when the person intentionally:
(a) Creates or reinforces a false impression, including false impressions as to law,
value, intention, or other state of mind;
(b) Prevents another from acquiring information which would affect judgment of
(c) Fails to correct a false impression which the deceiver previously created or
reinforced or which the deceiver knows to be influencing another to whom the
person stands in a fiduciary or confidential relationship;
(d) Fails to disclose a known lien, adverse claim, or other legal impediment to the
enjoyment of property which the person transfers or encumbers in
consideration for the property obtained, whether the impediment is or is not
valid or is or is not a matter of official record; or
(e) Issues or passes a check or similar sight order for the payment of money,
knowing that it will not be honored by the drawee.
(2) The term "deceive" does not, however, include falsity as to matters having no
pecuniary significance or puffing by statements unlikely to deceive ordinary persons
in the group addressed.
(3) Deception as to a person's intention to perform a promise shall not be inferred from
the fact alone that he did not subsequently perform the promise.
(4) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, a maker of a check or similar sight
order for the payment of money is presumed to know that the check or order, other
than a postdated check or order, would not be paid, if:
(a) The maker had no account with the drawee at the time the check or order was
(b) Payment was refused by the drawee for lack of funds, upon presentation
within thirty (30) days after issue, and the maker failed to make good within
ten (10) days after receiving notice of that refusal. Notice of the refusal may
include a citation to this section and a description of this section's criminal
penalties and shall be deemed properly addressed when mailed to the address
printed or written on the check or sight order or provided by the drawer or
maker upon issuance of the check or sight order. The notice, if mailed, shall
be deemed received by the addressee seven (7) days after it is placed in the
United States mail. The notice may be sent by first-class mail if supported by
an affidavit of service setting out the contents of the notice, the address to
which the notice was mailed, that correct postage was applied, and the date
the notice was placed in the United States mail. A maker makes good on a
check or similar sight order for the payment of money by paying to the holder
the face amount of the instrument, together with any merchant's posted
reasonable bad check handling fee not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25) and
any fee imposed pursuant to subsection (5) of this section.
(5) If a county attorney issues notice to a maker that a drawee has refused to honor an
instrument due to a lack of funds as described in subsection (4)(b) of this section,
the county attorney may charge a fee to the maker of twenty-five dollars ($25), if
the instrument is paid. Money paid to the county attorney pursuant to this section
shall be used only for payment of county attorney office operating expenses. Excess
fees held by the county attorney on June 30 of each year shall be turned over to the
county treasurer before the end of the next fiscal year for use by the fiscal court of
(6) A person is guilty of theft by deception when the person issues a check or similar
sight order in payment of all or any part of any tax payable to the Commonwealth
knowing that it will not be honored by the drawee.
(7) A person is guilty of theft by deception when the person issues a check or similar
sight order in payment of all or any part of a child support obligation knowing that it
will not be honored by the drawee.
(8) Theft by deception is a Class A misdemeanor unless the value of the property,
service, or the amount of the check or sight order referred to in subsection (6) or (7)
of this section is three hundred dollars ($300) or more, in which case it is a Class D
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Please note, the theft law information on this page is provided as a courtesy to help explain theft, shoplifting and stealing laws. There is no guarantee or assurance of reliability or validity. Laws change over time and this page may or may not be current. The code that is provided on this site is an unofficial posting of the State Codes. The files making up this Internet version of the State Codes do not constitute the official text of the State Codes and are intended for informational purposes only. No representation is made as to the accuracy or completeness of these sections. While every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the statutes available Outcome Alternatives® shall not be liable or held responsible for any errors or omissions which may occur in these files, they are provided on an "As Is" basis. Use of the information and services are at the sole risk of the user. There is absolutely NO INTENT to provide legal advice or suggest these links can substitute for competent legal advice. For official versions of any state's current laws, the user is directed to that states Revised Statutes, all amendments and cumulative supplements thereto published by that state. Please notify the Webmaster if you find any irregularities in the statutes on this web site. The Webmaster will relay the information to appropriate staff to investigate the irregularities. The printed version of the State Codes should be consulted for all matters requiring reliance on the statutory text. If you were involved in a theft or shoplifting incident you are encouraged to consider taking a theft class, theft course or shoplifting education class such as the one provided by Theft Talk. Research shows theft school and/or theft education can be an effective theft prevention. "THEFT TALK" is an online theft education, shoplifting education class about stealing, it can be very effective if you want to stop stealing. Evan it was a small theft, a petty theft class or petty theft school could be right for you!
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Is the Outcome Alternatives® Theft / Shoplifting class Right for You?
Theft programs can vary a great deal in terms of content and delivery method. Like many things on the internet they are not always what they "appear" to be. Our research has only found three theft classes offered online that are good and reputable. There are a few theft classes offered that are either a bit deceptive about pricing (i.e., one price is all you really pay), certificate delivery (is it mailed or does it cost more?) or simplythe class does not meet a high professional quality standard. Choose Theft Talk or not - be careful.
A Nationwide Program
Outcome Alternatives® is a Nationwide Company that has a reputation across the Nation for our high quality programs. We have been providing Theft / Shoplifting classes since 1983 as our Theft Talk program.
Some "Online" theft / shoplifting programs are not actually a real online service. These theft classes indicate they are an online program because they can be found and purchased on a web page, but in reality the theft class is really a book you purchase or a download file that you put on your computer. This is really not an online class but rather a product you purchase on the web.
When we say we offer a Online Kentucky Theft / Shoplifting class, we mean "Online."
With our theft class you will register online, create your username/password so that you can log in and out of the program as many times as you want 24/7. You make your Theft / Shoplifting class purchase online. You take all of your coursework online as well. There are no downloads or anything else. The system will "remember" you and all of your scores as you log in and out of our secure system. You will also be able to print the Theft Class Certificate of Completion directly from your screen upon successful completion of the program.
A Workbook Class is available too
As an alternative to the online class, please note we do also offer a workbook/correspondence course for those without internet access.
Credentials, Experience and Qualified
If you are comparing programs we encourage you to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. What is the history of the company providing the course? What kind of experience, education and training qualifies them to offer classes? Was the class written by a professional in the field or by a non-experienced "writer" or "canned" curriculum?
Outcome Alternatives® staff began researching and working with Theft / Shoplifting clients in 1983. At the onset the service was called Theft Talk. Now, Outcome Alternatives® is a nationwide service providing high quality evidence based Theft / Shoplifting services. All Outcome Alternatives® counselors are required to complete rigorous training prior to becoming a certified counselor. All Counselors are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and are supervised by staff with a minimum of a Master's Degree.
Can a judge, probation officer or attorney contact the agency to verify credentials?
Of course! If your specific court is not familiar with our program you may wish to print our court approval documentation, (click here to get document). to give them further information. If they contact our office we will also provide them access to our online theft class so they can view the program and its integrity for themselves.
The Psychology of Stealing
What is the program based off of? Is there substance or just feel good babble? The Outcome Alternatives® Theft / Shoplifting class is based on the book The Psychology of Stealing, written by Steven M. Houseworth, MA who is a consultant for Outcome Alternatives® Listed below are the objectives of our program.
OBJECTIVE 1: Empowerment: To assist the client in developing a sense of personal responsibility for each decision they make. Prior to completing our online course each client will acknowledge they are the only one who can stop themselves from stealing.
OBJECTIVE 2: Education: To inform each client of the impact stealing has on others. The purpose is to have each client perceive theft quite differently from how it is typically perceived. In this regard, the second objective is to provide each client with specific information and skills to include in their decision making process. Prior to completing the course each client will associate stealing with the actual impact it always has on others.
OBJECTIVE 3: Victim Awareness: To have each client consider the value he/she places on “others”. This third objective entails having the offender look into him/her self, introspectively and weigh the value placed on SELF vs. the value placed on OTHERS. We are not trying to build the offenders self image. We recognize the importance of this however, our focus is on developing an OTHERS image.
OBJECTIVE 4: Empathy Development: To have each client consider the value he/she places on "others." This objective entails having the offender look into him/herself, introspectively and weigh the value placed on SELF vs. the value placed on OTHERS. Prior to, and long after completing the course each client will question themselves - asking, seriously, how important they believe others really are.
Do they offer a refund policy? What happens if your court does not accept the program?
Outcome Alternatives® stands behind its program and offers a full money back guarantee. Click here to view the Outcome Alternatives® Guarantee.
Why is the Outcome Alternatives® price so reasonable?
At Outcome Alternatives® we strive hard to keep our overhead costs low so that we can pass on the savings to you. We are well aware of all the other financial obligations that were likely placed upon you by the courts. We want you to be successful at completing your court orders. We give you, what we believe to be a solid honest fair price for our service. With our program I am very confident that you will be receiving one of the best Theft / Shoplifting programs available.
For some, an online program is best. No need to take time off work or out of your busy schedule. You complete the course in your home or at any internet connection on your schedule. Our classes are available 24/7. For others, sitting in a group or with a live instructor might be the best option. Either way make sure the program that you utilize measures up.
Outcome Alternatives® Theft Talk™ classes
Outcome Alternatives® provides Theft / Shoplifting classes as a 4 hour Theft / Shoplifting class or an 8 hour Theft / Shoplifting class. The Theft / Shoplifting curriculum is based on, "The Psychology of Stealing" by our founder, Steven Michael Houseworth, MA. Our Theft / Shoplifting classes do not focus on laws and punishments - you already know stealing is illegal. A key component of an effective Theft / Shoplifting class is to educate the student about the dangers of mental rehearsing theft behaviors. No Theft / Shoplifting class would be complete if it did not provide new, meaningful and useful information. Our Theft / Shoplifting classes work under the assumption that the way a person thinks guides the way a person behaves. Theft Talk classes use a cognitive restructuring approach which basically follows the tenant of Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993): "Change your thoughts and you will change your world." Our Theft / Shoplifting classes ask the client to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs. Each of our Theft / Shoplifting classes end asking the client to figure out what they believe, who they are and to identify their value system. To this end, our Theft / Shoplifting classes have a victim focus and work toward understanding and developing empathy.
The original Theft Talk classes began in 1983. As practitioners in the criminal justice field it it only made sense to focus on a specialty of theft since most crimes are theft related - theft, shoplifting, burglary, unauthorized use of a vehicle, burglary, robbery, etc.. Our first Theft / Shoplifting class was called Theft Talk and we quickly learned that conducting Theft / Shoplifting classes is a formidable task. Initially we spent most of our time on techniques and, through trial and error, our Theft / Shoplifting class evolved into the Theft / Shoplifting class it is today. Our education, the volumes or research and practice has proven that a Theft / Shoplifting class has little likelihood of being effective unless a key component is included - the attitudes, values and beliefs of the person with the Theft / Shoplifting problem. Theft / Shoplifting clients need to change their thinking if they want to to change their behavior.
What are you going to try to do to me in your Theft / Shoplifting class?
Strangely enough this Theft / Shoplifting question is quite important! It is of high importance to Outcome Alternatives® that we don't try to do anything to you. Our Theft / Shoplifting classes do not try to fix you. Our Theft / Shoplifting classes do not judge you. Our Theft / Shoplifting classes do not try to force anything on you and have no intent of imposing change on you. Critical to the success of our theft class is the need to: a) be respectful of the client, b) not be judgmental of the client, c) not try to impose "the truth" on the client and d) not try to impose change on the client. Our Theft / Shoplifting class is education oriented and works under the assumption that if you learn you will change your thoughts. If you change your thoughts you will change your behavior, your life and your world. Yes, with great confidence we are strong believers in education, we attribute education to have converted the human animal to the human being. Any change that comes as a result of taking our Theft / Shoplifting classes is change that the client makes. We can take credit for providing meaningful information; the client needs to take credit for changing his/her Theft / Shoplifting behavior. Life gets much better, much happier and becomes more fulfilling once Theft / Shoplifting problems are in the past.
Okay, it is education based, so what can I expect to learn in this Theft / Shoplifting classes?
Our Theft / Shoplifting classes are based on the book by Steven Michael Houseworth, MA, "The Psychology of Stealing." The Theft / Shoplifting class curriculum finds a balance between providing new information and providing Theft / Shoplifting "stuff" you can try, work on, use to deal with a Theft / Shoplifting problem. The education component explains theft in a way you have likely never heard before and then moves right on to asking you to rethink Theft / Shoplifting beliefs you may have that are not true.
What is the best way to take a Theft / Shoplifting class?
Theft / Shoplifting classes come in many forms. The old traditional counselor in a chair method of dealing with people with Theft / Shoplifting problems may be right for you. Counselors, psychologists and some social workers offer their services and, if you have insurance or can afford their fees, you would do well to explore that route. Personally, I recommend a counselor or psychologist for theft issues.
Another popular way to take a Theft / Shoplifting class is by attending an in person Theft / Shoplifting classroom. This form of Theft / Shoplifting class is often available in bigger cities. Basically, there are two forms of in person Theft / Shoplifting classes; there is the Theft / Shoplifting class and the Theft / Shoplifting group . If you don't mind sharing your Theft / Shoplifting problems, or simply prefer a group or classroom setting, a Theft / Shoplifting class or Theft / Shoplifting group might be suited to you.
Outcome Alternatives® offers two other forms of Theft / Shoplifting classes. Our Theft / Shoplifting classes are offered as an online Theft / Shoplifting class or a Theft / Shoplifting workbook (study at home). As previously noted our Theft / Shoplifting classes are educational in nature. One huge benefit of an online Theft / Shoplifting class is fidelity. Online Theft / Shoplifting classes are delivered consistently the same way for each client and eliminate natural human errors and omissions.
Our workbook Theft / Shoplifting class consists of the same content as the online class but is in a workbook format versus online.
Tell me about the online Theft / Shoplifting class.
It really is pretty simple. The first thing you do is get registered so you can take your online Theft / Shoplifting class - it's free to register, (create an account). Try not to register more than one time, you will likely lose track of usernames and passwords and need to call our help center.
When you register you will be asked to input your email address. This becomes important because after you register for the online Theft / Shoplifting class you will be sent an auto generated email confirming your registration. If you don't get an email right away we suggest you check your spam or junk-mail to see if it is there. You will also be asked for the email address of the person who referred you to our Theft / Shoplifting class (If you have it). It is usually worth taking the time to get that person's email address because that person is sent a confirmation that you got registered for the Theft / Shoplifting class and again when you complete your Theft / Shoplifting class.
Once you are registered you need to pick the Theft / Shoplifting class you want to take: The juvenile or adult version; the impulse control version; the petit theft version (same class but different certificate); the 4 hour class, the 8 hour class.
Pick your class, click on the PayPal/Credit Card icon to pay for your Theft / Shoplifting class and you are ready to go.
Are there added costs or other things to buy?
Theft Talk classes are 100% online. There are no additional items to buy and there are no added costs.
Will the Theft Talk class be accepted by the person who referred me to a Theft / Shoplifting class?
Outcome Alternatives® is a nationwide premier provider of online Theft / Shoplifting classes and has been accepted in every state in the country. That said, there is no national standard for Theft / Shoplifting classes and any judge, probation officer or employer can accept a Theft / Shoplifting class or reject it. We do offer a money back guarantee (be sure to read the details) if our online Theft / Shoplifting class is not accepted.
Can I really take my Theft / Shoplifting class anytime - day or night?
That's right! You can take your Theft / Shoplifting class anytime, day or night, 23 hours a day 7 days a week. You also only need to work on your Theft / Shoplifting class for as long as you want to. Stop and start when you want - the system will remember where you last ended your Theft / Shoplifting class.
Are your Theft / Shoplifting class exams difficult to pass?
Our exams do have fairly high standards. If you want to be sure to successfully complete any one chapter in your online Theft / Shoplifting class you will very likely pass the exam if you simply read the material in that chapter. The only people who report our Theft / Shoplifting class exams to be problematic are the people who tried "skimming" without learning. Our exams are typically reported to be easy after the person actually reads the chapter.
What if I need help, have a problem or need support?
Support for our Theft / Shoplifting customers is very important to Outcome Alternatives®. We offer email support seven days a week 15 hours a day. We provide phone support 10 hours a day on weekdays. We are often available by phone on weekends. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will typically get a response in one hour or less.
How do I get my Theft / Shoplifting class completion certificate?
After you have completed all of your Theft Talk class a Completion Certificate is immediately activated and made available to you. If you want Outcome Alternatives® to mail or email you a certificate, just ask - no added fee. Mailed Theft Talk class Completion Certificates are embossed and can be sent directly to the person who referred you to our Theft / Shoplifting class.