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Wisconsin Theft Laws
Wisconsin Theft Laws

 

 

MISAPPROPRIATION

943.20 Theft.
943.20(1)
(1) Acts. Whoever does any of the following may be penalized as provided in sub. (3) :

943.20(1)(a)
(a) Intentionally takes and carries away, uses, transfers, conceals, or retains possession of movable property of another without the other's consent and with intent to deprive the owner permanently of possession of such property.
943.20(1)(b)
(b) By virtue of his or her office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, having possession or custody of money or of a negotiable security, instrument, paper or other negotiable writing of another, intentionally uses, transfers, conceals, or retains possession of such money, security, instrument, paper or writing without the owner's consent, contrary to his or her authority, and with intent to convert to his or her own use or to the use of any other person except the owner. A refusal to deliver any money or a negotiable security, instrument, paper or other negotiable writing, which is in his or her possession or custody by virtue of his or her office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, upon demand of the person entitled to receive it, or as required by law, is prima facie evidence of an intent to convert to his or her own use within the meaning of this paragraph.

943.20(1)(c)
(c) Having a legal interest in movable property, intentionally and without consent, takes such property out of the possession of a pledgee or other person having a superior right of possession, with intent thereby to deprive the pledgee or other person permanently of the possession of such property.

943.20(1)(d)
(d) Obtains title to property of another person by intentionally deceiving the person with a false representation which is known to be false, made with intent to defraud, and which does defraud the person to whom it is made. "False representation" includes a promise made with intent not to perform it if it is a part of a false and fraudulent scheme.

943.20(1)(e)
(e) Intentionally fails to return any personal property which is in his or her possession or under his or her control by virtue of a written lease or written rental agreement after the lease or rental agreement has expired. This paragraph does not apply to a person who returns personal property, except a motor vehicle, which is in his or her possession or under his or her control by virtue of a written lease or written rental agreement, within 10 days after the lease or rental agreement expires.

943.20(2)
(2) Definitions. In this section:

943.20(2)(ac)
(ac) "Adult at risk" has the meaning given in s. 55.01 (1e) .

943.20(2)(ad)
(ad) "Elder adult at risk" has the meaning given in s. 46.90 (1) (br) .

943.20(2)(ae)
(ae) "Individual at risk" means an elder adult at risk or an adult at risk.

943.20(2)(ag)
(ag) "Movable property" is property whose physical location can be changed, without limitation including electricity and gas, documents which represent or embody intangible rights, and things growing on, affixed to or found in land.

943.20(2)(am)
(am) "Patient" has the meaning given in s. 940.295 (1) (L) .

943.20(2)(b)
(b) "Property" means all forms of tangible property, whether real or personal, without limitation including electricity, gas and documents which represent or embody a chose in action or other intangible rights.

943.20(2)(c)
(c) "Property of another" includes property in which the actor is a co-owner and property of a partnership of which the actor is a member, unless the actor and the victim are husband and wife.

943.20(2)(cm)
(cm) "Resident" has the meaning given in s. 940.295 (1) (p) .

943.20(2)(d)
(d) "Value" means the market value at the time of the theft or the cost to the victim of replacing the property within a reasonable time after the theft, whichever is less, but if the property stolen is a document evidencing a chose in action or other intangible right, value means either the market value of the chose in action or other right or the intrinsic value of the document, whichever is greater. If the thief gave consideration for, or had a legal interest in, the stolen property, the amount of such consideration or value of such interest shall be deducted from the total value of the property.

943.50 Retail theft.
943.50(1)
(1) In this section:

943.50(1)(a)
(a) "Merchant" includes any "merchant" as defined in s. 402.104 (3) or any innkeeper, motelkeeper or hotelkeeper.

943.50(1)(ar)
(ar) "Theft detection device" means any tag or other device that is used to prevent or detect theft and that is attached to merchandise held for resale by a merchant or to property of a merchant.

943.50(1)(as)
(as) "Theft detection device remover" means any tool or device used, designed for use or primarily intended for use in removing a theft detection device from merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

943.50(1)(at)
(at) "Theft detection shielding device" means any laminated or coated bag or device designed to shield merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant from being detected by an electronic or magnetic theft alarm sensor.

943.50(1)(b)
(b) "Value of merchandise" means:

943.50(1)(b)1.
1. For property of the merchant, the value of the property; or

943.50(1)(b)2.
2. For merchandise held for resale, the merchant's stated price of the merchandise or, in the event of altering, transferring or removing a price marking or causing a cash register or other sales device to reflect less than the merchant's stated price, the difference between the merchant's stated price of the merchandise and the altered price.

943.50(1m)
(1m) A person may be penalized as provided in sub. (4) if he or she does any of the following without the merchant's consent and with intent to deprive the merchant permanently of possession or the full purchase price of the merchandise or property:

943.50(1m)(a)
(a) Intentionally alters indicia of price or value of merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

943.50(1m)(b)
(b) Intentionally takes and carries away merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

943.50(1m)(c)
(c) Intentionally transfers merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

943.50(1m)(d)
(d) Intentionally conceals merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

943.50(1m)(e)
(e) Intentionally retains possession of merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

943.50(1m)(f)
(f) While anywhere in the merchant's store, intentionally removes a theft detection device from merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.
943.50(1m)(g)
(g) Uses, or possesses with intent to use, a theft detection shielding device to shield merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of merchant from being detected by an electronic or magnetic theft alarm sensor.

943.50(1m)(h)
(h) Uses, or possesses with intent to use, a theft detection device remover to remove a theft detection device from merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

943.50(3)
(3) A merchant, a merchant's adult employee or a merchant's security agent who has reasonable cause for believing that a person has violated this section in his or her presence may detain the person in a reasonable manner for a reasonable length of time to deliver the person to a peace officer, or to his or her parent or guardian in the case of a minor. The detained person must be promptly informed of the purpose for the detention and be permitted to make phone calls, but he or she shall not be interrogated or searched against his or her will before the arrival of a peace officer who may conduct a lawful interrogation of the accused person. The merchant, merchant's adult employee or merchant's security agent may release the detained person before the arrival of a peace officer or parent or guardian. Any merchant, merchant's adult employee or merchant's security agent who acts in good faith in any act authorized under this section is immune from civil or criminal liability for those acts.

943.50(3m)
(3m)
943.50(3m)(a)
(a) In any action or proceeding for violation of this section, duly identified and authenticated photographs of merchandise which was the subject of the violation may be used as evidence in lieu of producing the merchandise.

943.50(3m)(b)
(b) A merchant or merchant's adult employee is privileged to defend property as prescribed in s. 939.49 .

943.50(4)
(4) Whoever violates this section is guilty of:

943.50(4)(a)
(a) A Class A misdemeanor, if the value of the merchandise does not exceed $2,500.

943.50(4)(bf)
(bf) A Class I felony, if the value of the merchandise exceeds $2,500 but does not exceed $5,000.

943.50(4)(bm)
(bm) A Class H felony, if the value of the merchandise exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $10,000.

943.50(4)(c)
(c) A Class G felony, if the value of the merchandise exceeds $10,000.

943.50(5)
(5)
943.50(5)(a)
(a) In addition to the other penalties provided for violation of this section, a judge may order a violator to pay restitution under s. 973.20 .

943.50(5)(b)
(b) In actions concerning violations of ordinances in conformity with this section, a judge may order a violator to make restitution under s. 800.093 .

943.50(5)(c)
(c) If the court orders restitution under pars. (a) and (b) , any amount of restitution paid to the victim under one of those paragraphs reduces the amount the violator must pay in restitution to that victim under the other paragraph.

943.51 Retail theft; civil liability.
943.51(1)
(1) Any person who incurs injury to his or her business or property as a result of a violation of s. 943.50 may bring a civil action against any individual who caused the loss for all of the following:

943.51(1)(a)
(a) The retail value of the merchandise unless it is returned undamaged and unused. A person may recover under this paragraph only if he or she exercises due diligence in demanding the return of the merchandise immediately after he or she discovers the loss and the identity of the person who has the merchandise.

943.51(1)(b)
(b) Any actual damages not covered under par. (a) .

943.51(2)
(2) In addition to sub. (1) , if the person who incurs the loss prevails, the judgment in the action may grant any of the following:

943.51(2)(a)
(a)
943.51(2)(a)1.
1. Except as provided in subd. 1m. , exemplary damages of not more than 3 times the amount under sub. (1) .

943.51(2)(a)1m.
1m. If the action is brought against a minor or against the parent who has custody of their minor child for the loss caused by the minor, the exemplary damages may not exceed 2 times the amount under sub. (1) .

943.51(2)(a)2.
2. No additional proof is required for an award of exemplary damages under this paragraph.

943.51(2)(b)
(b) Notwithstanding the limitations of s. 799.25 or 814.04 , all actual costs of the action, including reasonable attorney fees.

943.51(3)
(3) Notwithstanding sub. (2) and except as provided in sub. (3m) , the total amount awarded for exemplary damages and reasonable attorney fees may not exceed $500 for each violation.

943.51(3m)
(3m) Notwithstanding sub. (2) , the total amount awarded for exemplary damages and reasonable attorney fees may not exceed $300 for each violation if the action is brought against a minor or against the parent who has custody of their minor child for the loss caused by the minor.

943.51(3r)
(3r) Any recovery under this section shall be reduced by the amount recovered as restitution for the same act under ss. 800.093 and 973.20 or as recompense under s. 969.13 (5) (a) for the same act.

943.51(4)
(4) The plaintiff has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that a violation occurred under s. 943.50 . A conviction under is not a condition precedent to bringing an action, obtaining a judgment or collecting that judgment under this section.

943.51(5)
(5) A person is not criminally liable under s. 943.30 for any civil action brought in good faith under this section.

943.51(6)
(6) Nothing in this section precludes a plaintiff from bringing the action under ch. 799 if the amount claimed is within the jurisdictional limits of s. 799.01 (1) (d) .

 

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