What is the consequences of stealing in the US?

The repercussions for theft in the United States can and will vary depending on what state; the amount was stolen and your privies criminal history ... Petite is the theft of value under $ 1,000 and is a Misdemeanor. With no prior criminal history you can get six (6) months in jail, probation and or a fine ... The maximum time you can get for petite theft is under five (5) years.

Grand Larceny is the theft of value over $ 1,000 and is a felony ... With no prior criminal history the minimal time you can get is three (3) years in jail and or a fine. The maximum time you can get for Grand Larceny is LIFE.