a taking of another's property with the intent to deprive that person of the use of the property or a nonconsensual use of another's property so as to create an unreasonable risk of loss of the property
An act or instance of stealing. Theft coverage is the most comprehensive of the crime coverages because it covers loss to insured property from a known location or time, encompassing both burglary and robbery.
The willful taking of one persons property by another, wrongfully. To recover indemnity, an intent permanently to deprive the owner of his/her property need not be established for there to be a theft under the policy.
In the criminal law, theft (also known as stealing) is the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent. As a term, it is used as shorthand for all major crimes against property, encompassing offences such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, trespassing, shoplifting, intrusion, fraud (theft by deception) and sometimes criminal conversion. In some jurisdictions, theft is considered to be synonymous with larceny; in others, theft has replaced larceny.