Thieves on municipal transportation need to take a California Theft Class! Recently, The SF Chronicle reports that theft on municipal transportation has taken off. Apparently there have been 161 reports of items stolen from passengers during the time period of October – December 2012. This compares to just 88 reports during the same period the year before. Robberies increased by almost 39%.
If you take a look around, you’ll notice that many people around us are walking around with Smartphones, or some kind of tablet. Even the elementary school kids coming out of the local public school can be spotted getting on their Iphones or Samsungs to get in touch with their ride. In the tech-friendly Bay Area, it’s a thief’s amusement park. The Municipal Transportation Agency reported 399 cell phone thefts near Muni stops in 201 and reported that half of all robberies in the city were related to electronic devices. These products are particularly desirable because they are small, easy to grab and easy to re-sell.
The SF police force recommends that people use their phones sparingly when walking around town or using public transportation. And, keep them deep in your pocket. As always, be aware of your surroundings to help keep yourself and your personal items safe.
Individuals caught for cell phone theft will be charged with larceny and can expect punishments that include financial restitution, fines, and community service work. To further add to the list of repercussions, many jurisdictions also mandate that thieves take theft education classes. The purpose of taking such a class is to teach individuals how to alter and improve their judgment and decision making skills so they will think twice about ever committing this crime again. Courses teach perpetrators to take personal responsibility for this behavior, how this behavior affects society as a whole and victim awareness.
An increasingly popular way to take a shoplifting or theft class is to take it online. These classes are available from any of the 50 states, and from any computer device that is connected to the Internet. There are many benefits to taking such a class online, which include:
1) You can take the class any time of the day or night
2) You can stay at home
3) You can go at your own pace
4) You can start and stop at any point during the class
5) You don’t have to miss any work or school to complete the class
6) You have complete privacy
7) You will save yourself time and money by not having transportation costs or commute time
After you have finished the course, a certificate of completion will be sent to you via regular mail for no extra cost. This is the official documentation that proves to the court that you successfully accomplished the class. Clients can also download the certificate for immediate use or pay extra for overnight shipping.
Take an online theft class to get this situation behind you in a timely manner. You will find the experience interesting, educational and extremely easy!