Petit Theft

State v. Steinbach, Petit Theft

In this case, Mr. Steinbach was accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of hay from an ex-girlfriend. The ex’s neighbor testified that he saw Mr. Steinbach pull up to the property on numerous occasions and load hay into his truck. At trial the defense got the ex to admit that Mr. Steinbach had in fact boarded her horse for free for an extended period of time and that it was absurd to believe she had not offered the hay to Mr. Steinbach in return. Lover’s spat ended in a NOT GUILTY verdict.