Abbott Signs Bill Making Package Theft A Felony

Texas State Capitol

Texas State Capitol

Package theft will officially become a felony in Texas on September 1st. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that redefines criminal penalties for mail theft in the state. The new law says mail theft from fewer than ten people is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine. But mail theft with more than ten victims will be a felony that could mean a prison term of up to ten years. If identifying information is stolen, or the victims are disabled or elderly, more penalties will result. 

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