Prop 47: Is Theft by False Pretenses Considered Shoplifting?

The definition of shoplifting under Prop 47 is quite broad.  However, does it include when someone steals checks from his grandmother, writes out $125 to himself, forges his grandmother’s signature and cashes them without his grandmother’s consent at the bank?  If your answer is no, you would be wrong.  How can this be?  To read about a recent appellate court ruling that explained how this can be, click on the following link

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