Simple Larceny Law and Legal Definition

Simple larceny is a plain theft that is unaccompanied by any other aggravating circumstance. It involves a person’s felonious taking and carrying away the personal goods of another, unattended by acts of violence. A simple larceny differs from a compound or mixed larceny that is accompanied by acts of violence.

Simple larceny is referred to as the wrongful and fraudulent taking and carrying away, by any person, of the personal goods of another, with the intent to steal. [Hugo v. State, 110 Ga. 768 (Ga. 1900)].