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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to:
(1) Take, carry away, transfer from one person to another or from one area of a store to another, or other retail mercantile establishment to another area, or cause to be carried away or transferred any merchandise displayed, held, stored, offered for sale by any store or other retail mercantile establishment with the intention of depriving the merchant of the possession, use, or benefit of such merchandise without paying the full retail value;
(2) Alters, transfers, or removes any label, price tag marking, indication of value or any other markings which aid in determining value affixed to any merchandise displayed, held, stored, or offered for sale in a store or other retail mercantile establishment and attempts to purchase such merchandise personally or in consort with another at less than the full retail value with the intention of depriving the merchant of the full retail value of such merchandise;
(3) Transfers any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale by any store or other retail mercantile establishment from the container with intent to deprive the merchant of the full retail value;
(B) All of the removals, takings, transfers as stated in division (A) must have a dollar value of less than $50.
('81 Code, § 137.01) (Ord. passed 5-5-86) Penalty, see § 130.99
Shoplifting, see S.C. Code § 16-13-110