Till-Tapping Law and Legal Definition

Till-Tapping is slang term. It refers to the theft of money from a cash register. [Nash v. United States, 405 F.2d 1047, 1049 (8th Cir. 1969)]. Till tapping is a scheme whereby a person distracts a cashier's attention while his accomplice grabs a handful of money from the register. [State v. Kevil, 111 Ariz. 240, 247 (Ariz. 1974)].

The following is an example of a case law on till-tapping:

(1) Larceny--Evidence--Sufficiency--Common Plan--Till-tapping. --In a prosecution for grand theft, in which one of three accused, the actual taker of the stolen cash, had already pleaded guilty, the verdict and judgment of conviction of the other two were justified by ample circumstantial evidence that all three were acting in concert to secure access to the cash register of a store while the checker's attention was diverted so that he would not see the actual asportation of the money, that their intent to steal existed from the start, that the three ran off in different directions, and that on being arrested they were found to have the same number of 20-dollar bills that had been taken from the cash register. [People v. Graham, 251 Cal. App. 2d 513 (Cal. Ct. App. 1967)].