Theft charges are classified based on the value of the property. If the theft is under $100 in value, then it’s a Class C misdemeanor, which is the same level as a traffic ticket. If the value is from $100 to $750, then it’s a Class B misdemeanor, and that actually carries a punishment of up to a $2,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail. If the value is from $750 to $2,500, then it’s a Class A misdemeanor, and the punishment is from up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. If it’s over $1,500, it can be a state jail felony, a 3rd degree felony, 2nd degree felony or a 1st degree felony, depending on the amount. The greater the amount, the greater the punishment. Of course, felonies are punishable by prison time and fines up to $10,000.