Shoplifting is not explicitly defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). Theft is defined in three separate degrees, however, and covers the retail theft offense that is generally considered "shoplifting." Theft in the third degree (ORS §164.043) involves theft of property, whether in a single or aggregate transaction, with a total value of less than $100. Theft in the second degree is theft valuing $100 or more but less than $1,000, and theft in the first degree involves property worth $1,000 or more. Theft in the first degree also involves a theft crime committed during a riot, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe, or theft of a firearm or explosive.
The penalties for theft and shoplifting charges in Oregon are as follows:
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