Gary, a seventeen year old student, was at his high school one day when he and his friend decided to check out the lost and found to see if there was anything they could use. Gary had been told by some teachers that it was okay to take items from the lost and found. Gary saw a nice looking bag with some sunglasses in it. He took the sunglasses. He was immediately confronted by another student who claimed that the bag was his and the sunglasses were also his. Gary did not give the sunglasses to the other student.
Gary was charged with theft under $5,000 for stealing sunglasses.
Result – negotiated diversion – community service and charge withdrawn.