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Take A 4 Hour Theft Class Online So Don't Have To Worry About Missing A Deadline

by Dr. Ari Novick April 22, 2013

Do you need a court ordered theft class for stealing? Larceny is defined as the unlawful taking away of property from someone else’s possession. Examples of larceny include embezzlement, forgery, and theft of parts of cars, bicycles, shoplifting and check fraud. The most recent data from the FBI states that there were approximately 6.1 million larceny thefts in our nation in 2010!

If you have been indicted for larceny and it’s your first offense, you can expect to pay a fine, do community service work, pay restitution to the business or person you stole from and attend theft education classes. Jurisdictions in all 50 states have come to realize after years of research that most shoplifters or thieves have underlying impulse control or poor decision-making skills. Simple jail time or fines is not enough to stop the behavior from repeating itself. Therefore, theft offenders must now attend a minimum 4-hour theft class with the goal of learning why this behavior is detrimental to themselves and society and how to specifically overcome it utilizing cutting edge techniques and skills.

The good news is that Theft Diversion Classes are available to take online to fulfill court orders as well as for self-improvement purposes. This means that you don’t have to worry about getting to a traditional classroom once a week. You don’t have to mingle with other unsavory characters. You don’t have to share your story or listen to other people’s woes. You don’t have to extra spend money and time on gas and transportation. You don’t have to miss work, school or time with the family to meet a teacher’s schedule. You don’t have to keep pace with a teacher’s weekly schedule.

Instead, you get to take the theft class from the relaxed atmosphere of your own home whenever you want to. Once you register, the class is available for you to read through 24/7. You can login and out unlimited times and the program will hold your last spot for you. So, if you want to, you can spend 20 minutes on it one day, skip the next and then 3 hours and 40 minutes over the weekend and your done! Or, you can sit down and take the class all in one day if you are under an upcoming deadline. Participants can print out a proof of enrollment to show probation officers, judges or attorneys. Progress reports are available upon request and when you have successfully finished, a Certificate of Completion is sent out to wherever you designate. This paperwork proves to the court system that you fulfilled the requirement.

Online classes are designed to be court approved so they include all the educational material that the judicial system is looking for you to learn. This includes understanding impulse control disorders, the psychology of stealing, empathy and victim awareness and the consequences of continuing the behavior. Participants walk away with new life skills in anger and stress management, and specific tools to use to redirect and overcome the desire to steal.

Take a stop-stealing class online today. You will be satisfied with the ease, convenience, and cost and will learn techniques to change your life forever!

A 10-Hour Theft Class Online Teaches Clients Not To Re-Offend

by Dr. Ari Novick April 16, 2013

The FBI has taken a stand with this case. John Patrick Weismiller was just sentenced for shoplifting in Portland area retail stores and then selling the stolen goods on EBay. For 7 months he repeatedly stole from Safeway, Target and Best Buy taking pharmaceuticals, health and beauty and electronic items and stuffing them under his shirt. Normally this kind of shoplifting would be handled by local law enforcement, but because he was brazen, the U.S. Attorney and the FBI got involved. He ultimately stole over $73,000 in retail sales and turned it around to make about $43,000 for himself. He apparently had turned this into his full time job while he lived in a nice suburb with his family.

Many shoplifters don’t think they will get caught and don’t worry about going to jail over it. In this case, the U.S. government is trying to show that this is no small matter. Weismiller will not only spend time in jail, but also will then spend 3 years of supervised release and pay restitution of $21,000. He could definitely use a theft diversion class as well!

Weismiller’s behavior contributes to the increase in retail prices that consumers across the U.S. have continued to feel year after year. Retailers are forced to keep up with the over $30 billion a year in retail theft by padding prices to cover loss. In other words, one person’s behavior can tremendously affect our entire society.

In this case, it seems like the offender was trying to support his family by breaking the law. In many cases however, shoplifting is a psychological issue due to impulse control issues, depression, anger or vengeance. Theft education classes are available to help remedy this behavior. Participants focus on trying to figure out the root cause of their actions and learn diversion techniques to help overcome the struggle. They also learn about victim awareness and how to empathize with their victims and understand that their individual behavior greatly affects society as a whole.

Weismiller and those like him would definitely benefit from a 10-hour Theft Education Course online. This program in conjunction with his fines and jail time would really drive home why the behavior is unacceptable and should not be repeated. The online component is a highly satisfying way of learning the material.

Online theft classes provide clients with the ability to complete a theft class for self-improvement purposes or for a court order, in their own home. All it takes is prior approval from a judge, probation officer or attorney to take a distance learning class and the client can take the program at his or her own pace and at any time of the day or night. This allows the client to matriculate back into regular society by getting a job or going back to school without the worry of having to take time off to get to a predetermined classroom time. It also saves money on gas and additional time away from the family.

The goal of an online theft class is to teach clients why and how not to re-offend by changing their thinking and behavior. Take an online theft class to fulfill court requirements today!

Online Theft Classes Often Satisfy Court and Occupational Requirements

by Dr. Ari Novick April 11, 2013

According to a study done by USA Today, communities across the country are seeing an increase in the theft of metal storm drain grates. The grates generally weigh over 250 pounds and are in streets to cover drops of more than 10 feet into underground drains. The storm grates can cost cities up to $800 to install but thieves only get about $20.00 per drain cover for scrap metal. Some authorities in Atlanta, which has been especially hard hit, think the thieves dress up like work crews, take them out and then are selling them out of state to developers for up to $200.00.

These “workers” will eventually get caught as there is now heightened awareness by police officers across the country to have their eyes peeled. Fines, jail time, actual community service work and an anti-theft course are definitely in store for these offenders. The goal of a theft class is to educate and prevent individuals from repeating this illegal behavior. The idea is that people are responsible for their own behavior and do have control over their actions. Theft is often a result of poor decision making skills. Course topics cover:

  • Taking a look at the root cause of the behavior
  • Helping participants understand how their actions affect society and the individual victims. People are less likely to cause harm to others if they understand the repercussions.
  • How to improve communication and stress management skills
  • What individuals can expect if they continue to take the risk of theft and shoplifting
  • Skills to divert and control theft impulses

If you need to satisfy a court, legal or occupational requirement or are just looking for a class for self-improvement purposes, be aware that theft classes online are an excellent resource. Online classes are designed to support busy people fulfill mandates and learn on their own time. Look for a class that has been developed by someone who is a legitimate expert in the field to insure that the information is accurate and current. Online theft diversion courses are available in 4, 8, 10 and 16 hour lengths, but can also be tailored to your specific needs. They are so convenient because the courses can be accessed from any web-based computer device like an Ipad, PC, laptop or even Smartphone. The entire class becomes available on the screen in front of you. Simply read through the material, take short multiple-choice quizzes and a final exam. Participants can enter and exit the class whenever they have free time. The computer program holds your last spot, so you can continue where you last left off.

Online classes can be taken at your own speed and convenience. If you are under an upcoming deadline, you can sit down and take the requirement in one weekend if necessary. Or, go at a relaxed pace over a couple of weeks. When you have passed the final exam, a Certificate of Completion is sent out to you. If you need it immediately, you can download a copy to show the court while waiting for the official certificate to come in the mail. You can also opt to pay extra for overnight shipping.

Online theft classes are an affordable, convenient and interesting way to learn how and why to stop stealing. Clients across the country have been extremely satisfied.

Tax Refund Identity Thieves Need An Online Theft Class!

by Dr. Ari Novick April 9, 2013

As we know, Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America. The IRS reports that there has been a huge leap in tax refund-related identity theft this tax year. This is with over 3,000 government employees dedicated to working on this issue. The agency says that it was able to prevent $20 billion in fraudulent returns and stopped 5 million suspicious returns. To combat this issue, the White House is looking to increase criminal sentences for individuals convicted of this type of scam in the 2014 budget proposal. They are also calling for a $5,000 civil penalty for each incidence of identity theft.

Individuals who dedicate their time to figuring out how to steal other people’s personal information will begin to see stricter and harsher repercussions. If you find yourself with the uncontrollable desire or impulse to steal, but are ready to take steps to make a change than an online theft class is a good way to begin. Shoplifting, stealing and preying on other’s for your own benefit is often rooted in poor decision making skills and impulse control issues. Educationally based theft classes are an introduction to understanding and dealing with this behavior. Participants learn about the psychology of stealing and how to begin to see the victim’s point of view. Through behavioral interventions, empathy training and victim impact, improvement of communication skills and stress management, students learn how to control the impulse. The goal is to stop the individual from continuing with this lifelong struggle.

The reality is that the more times a thief perpetrates a scam, the higher the chances that he or she will eventually get caught. If you have found yourself with a court order to take a theft class due to an offense, the most convenient and educational way to fulfill the requirement is to take the class online. Just be sure to get prior approval to take a distance learning class from your judge, probation officer or attorney and you are on your way to changing your life for the better.

Perpetrators of Identity Theft will no doubt spend time in jail, have restitution fines to pay and most judges across the country will also order a theft education class as part of probation. Online classes can be taken from any computer device that is connected to the Internet and from anywhere in the 50 states. Participants enrolled in online theft classes say that they particularly like the format because it gives them the privacy and quiet to learn the information at home instead of in a classroom full of other ex-convicts. Classes are available to access online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so the participant can take them without interfering with school, work or family time. There is no limit to the number of times you enter and exit the class, so the individual can spend 20 minutes a day on it, or 8 hours, whatever works best. After a short multiple choice exam has been passed, a Certificate of Completion is sent via regular mail free of any additional charge and the requirement is fulfilled.

Take an online theft class today for support in learning how to make an honest life for yourself.

Embezzling Employee Could Use Georgia Online Theft Classes!

by Dr. Ari Novick March 27, 2013

According to, an office manager in Florida was arrested this week after she threw a surprise birthday party for her boss. The employee apparently was solely responsible for handling billing and payroll for a realty company in Boca Grande for over 10 years. She made the mistake of paying for the surprise party without getting any permission. This created some interest from others in the company and prompted an appraisal of the accounting, which in turn led investigators to find that she embezzled over $181,674 from the company during her tenure. She allegedly used $92,000 to pay off her credit cards and gave herself $65,000 in bonus checks. She now faces felony counts of grand theft and defraud charges.

Her party is over and her future isn’t looking very pretty. She’ll most likely have to spend some time in jail, make financial restitution, perform community service work and take a theft education course for retribution purposes. She could really use some victim impact and empathy training. A Georgia theft class would be a good place to start. The goal of this in-depth and comprehensive program is to get to the root cause of the behavior and to teach the participant skills to change the behavior so he or she can successfully assimilate back into society and not repeat the same mistakes.

The most convenient and affordable way to fulfill this court requirement is to take the program online. After a high profile blunder such as this one, participants find that they are craving privacy and anonymity. Online classes provide clients with the ability to stay in the quiet of his or her own home to learn the material. All that is needed is an Internet connection and the client can enroll and take the class from the family room, the local library, and local coffee shop or wherever it is convenient. No one besides the judge and offender need to know that the course is being taken. After experiencing a lack of income and sometimes transportation, it is often difficult for offenders to get to an in-person classroom across town. An online class enables clients to save the money they would normally have to spend on transportation.

The best aspect of taking an online theft course is that clients can go completely at his or her own pace. A traditional advanced 16-hour theft class in a city building will generally take 4 months of one-hour sessions, once a week. If you are ready to get a cutting edge education but quickly, than a motivated person could theoretically finish a 16-hour course in one weekend.

At the end of the course, the client will receive a Certificate of Completion. This can be downloaded if you need it immediately upon finishing, and it will also be sent via regular mail at no extra charge.

Stealing is a result of poor decision making skills. Use your good judgment and ask your attorney, judge or probation officer if you can take your theft class online today. You will save yourself money and time and learn skills that will change your life for the better.

Had A Misstep In Judgment? Take A Theft Class Online Today!

by Dr. Ari Novick March 25, 2013

I recently received this email allegedly from the Bank of Africa. It states that they are in possession of a bank account that I am set to inherit. It’s going to become an abandoned fund unless I release some personal information so they can in turn release these funds to me. It’s so ridiculous that it’s comical. Unfortunately however, emails go out like this everyday and sometimes individuals with the hope of getting rich, give out their information. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, a bank will never send you an email like this. It’s a scam and should be deleted immediately.







Dear Friend,


I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never met before. I am the Director in charge of Auditing section of Bank of African (B.O.A), I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose to you for the mutual benefit of our both families, I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of Twenty three million Six hundred thousand United States dollars (US$23.6m) immediately to your account.

This fund has been dormant (in-active) for 5 years in our Bank here without anybody coming for it. I want you to apply for the release of the fund to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer Mr. Smith B. Andrea, from Atlanta America (the owner of the account) who died along with his supposed next of kin in air crash since on July 21 2003.

I don't want the fund to go into our Bank treasury as an abandoned fund, so this is the reason why I contacted you, so that my Bank will release the fund to you as the nearest person to the deceased customer, Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send you the application form you will fill and send to the bank for transfer of the fund into your bank account and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business, and also 10% had been mapped out for you for the expense you will make in this transaction and 50% is for me. I want you to fill below gaps and return it back to me to enable us forge ahead to this transaction.


Your Name.

Your Home




Home Telephone.

Private Telephone.



Marital Status.



A copy of your ID.

Waiting for your urgent reply so that we will commence over on this transaction.


Michel F. Kahn.


If you need to take a theft class due to a misstep in judgment that was caught by the legal system, take it online! Interesting, educational and convenient classes are available at the click of a button to fulfill court mandates for theft and shoplifting offenses. Be sure to check the background of the program. A reputable class will have an A+ rating from the BBB, a customer service line to get a hold of someone quickly with any questions and be designed by a currently licensed and practicing psychotherapist and expert in the field.

Online theft classes can be taken from any computer screen, anywhere in the country. Just get prior approval from your attorney, judge or probation officer to make sure that they will accept an online class for your particular requirements. If so, you can fulfill your theft education with a 4, 8, 10 or 16-hour class right from your home. Simply register and the class will become immediately available to take whenever you have free time. Participants can sit down and finish their entire requirement in one or two days, or spread it out over a couple of weeks. It’s completely self-paced.

Don’t fall for a scam like the one referred to above! If you happen to be caught as a perpetrator, take an online theft class to fulfill your court requirements for restitution.

Online Shoplifting And Theft Courses Are Easy To Navigate

by Dr. Ari Novick March 22, 2013

A shoplifting and theft diversion class is definitely in need for this foursome! Check this out. After four months of surveillance by the FBI and police, arrests were finally made in a shoplifting crime spree that went from California to Colorado, and Washington to Florida and back to California. Allegedly the team of shoplifters would target a particular store like Apple, Best Buy, Costco, Microsoft and Wal-Mart and would enter together. They would make a wall to block surveillance cameras while one person would steal a high-ticket item like a hard drive by putting it under a dress or coat. They would get in and out of the stores within 3 – 4 minutes and would then mail the items to accomplices in Chicago to be fenced for cash. Police estimate that they have stolen over $3 million dollars worth of items.

All four of them are in custody in a county jail without bail. This is going to be no walk in the park for these offenders. Along with jail time, fines, restitution, and community service work, the court system now recognizes that education is really the key to preventing this behavior from reoccurring. If and when they get out of jail, they’ll be expected to take theft education classes to learn how their behavior affects society as a whole and how to improve their basic thinking to make better choices and decisions in life.

Theft education classes are now available to take on the computer instead of a classroom environment. This is becoming a more and more popular way to learn and to fulfill court requirements because it is a more private, convenient and effective way of learning. Many times we hear from clients that have already spent time at in-person classes that they have opted to finish the class online instead because the instructor is always late, is flakey, or the material is outdated and the other participants are intimidating. An online theft class gives the participant the ability to stay in the safety and quiet of his or her own home and take the class from an web-based computer device.

Online classes are extremely easy to navigate. Simply enroll in the number of hours of class that the court has mandated and the program is immediately available to you at any time of the day or night. This enables the participant to sit and really focus on the material in peace and quiet. Participants also benefit from online classes because they don’t need to miss any more work, school or family time to take them. The client can enter and exit the program whenever he or she has free time.

Taking the theft class from the computer also gives the participant the ability to get through a class more quickly than they would be able to if they were taking a traditional classroom course. Classroom based courses usually meet once or twice a week, so it would take at least 2 months to finish a 10-hour theft class. However, if the class is taken online, the participant can sit down over a weekend to fulfill the court mandate.

These cross-country shoplifters could probably use a lifetime of theft education, but if you’ve been caught for a shoplifting offense that requires a 4, 8, 10 or 16-hour requirement, ask the judge if you can take them online!

A 16 Hour Theft Class Can Help Divert Illegal Behavior

by Dr. Ari Novick March 18, 2013

It’s surprising what lengths people will go to in order to make an easy buck. In the paper today are a West Roxbury couple that is charged with a multimillion-dollar ponzi scheme. You’d think after years of watching executives get put behind bars for this type of illegal behavior, it would be a theft situation to avoid. However, Steve and Lori Palladino must have somehow believed they could enjoy a life full of riches by living off of other people’s hard-earned dollars. The couple each faces four charges of larceny over $250, two charges of falsifying corporate books, and three counts of loan sharking to name a few. Could an advanced 16-hour theft class help them re-think their ways? Possibly if they had been exposed to this course years ago, it might have diverted this get rich quick scheme.

The scam was fairly elaborate. They set up a company called Viking Financial Group, Inc. in 2007, which got funds from investors to provide high interest loans. But, instead of loaning the money out and using the interest charged to pay back investors, they spend the money on themselves. They would use new money invested to pay back older clients and enter false loan documents in their corporate accounting books to make the business look legitimate.

What did they do with the money? The couple went on vacation to the Bahamas, paid off hundreds of thousands in gambling debts, and paid for an apartment for Steven’s mistress, amongst other things.

The two will certainly face jail time, restitution payments, fines and hopefully some theft classes. These two could use some education on how to develop empathy for their victims and a general social awareness. At this point, it might be a bit late to learn skills to better themselves and live an honest life, but taking a course while serving jail time, will help them if they ever have the opportunity to reenter civilian life.

Before you land yourself in a situation like the Palladino’s have, try taking an online theft class for self-improvement purposes. Online classes are a great way to learn this subject matter because they can be taken in the privacy of your own home. No one else needs to know that you are struggling with this emotional disorder. Once you enroll, the class can be accessed at any time of the day or night so the participant doesn’t need to miss any work, school or family activities to attend. All that is needed is an Internet based computer device like a PC, laptop, Ipad or Smartphone. Nothing needs to be printed out, because the class material is all on the screen in front of you.

Online theft classes can be taken to fulfill court requirements as well. A high quality course will be designed by a licensed and practicing psychotherapist and include all the information that the court wants participants to learn. At the end of the course, a Certificate of Completion is sent out via USPS mail. This is the document that proves to the court that the order was fulfilled.

Online theft classes are an interesting, current and convenient way to learn how and why to live an honest life.

Shoplifting Addicts Benefit From Taking An Online Theft Class

by Dr. Ari Novick March 14, 2013

Do you have an addiction to shoplifting? Experts say that you are not alone. It is estimated that 3 million people in the U.S. are addicted to the crime. Much like an alcohol or drug craving, the desire becomes so strong, that individuals feel like they are out of control. It is common to hear about feelings of agitation, anxiousness and lack of sleep until they can fulfill the need.

There are many causes for compulsive shoplifting. It doesn’t matter what your ethnic or socioeconomic status is. Rich people and poor people, blacks and whites all steal. For some, it satisfies a need to get back at something, for others it's a way of getting attention. Whatever the reason, it’s horrible situation to be in. It’s a vicious circle of agitation, theft, guilt, agitation and theft again. The sad part is that many people live this way their entire lives because they are too ashamed or embarrassed to get help. They don’t want to make their addiction public, or to admit the problem to others because they are afraid of humiliation and/or other’s people’s judgment of them. Or, they are afraid of being arrested.

One solution to help shoplifting addicts learn how and why to overcome their compulsive tendencies is to take an online theft class. Taking a class online provides complete privacy for the participant. The only people that know you are seeking help for the addiction are you and the class itself. All personal information is kept completely confidential and the classes can be taken from any Internet connected computer device in your own home. This eliminates any worry of having to appear in a public classroom where others will see you.

When looking for an online class, be sure to do some research prior to enrolling. Make sure that the course is developed by licensed clinicians and experts in the field. Check that the class has a BBB rating of A+, so you know that the company doesn’t have any complaints against it. If you are interested in ease, investigate that the class is 100% on your computer screen and that there’s nothing to download or print out on your end. A good customer service phone number is also helpful in case you have any questions while taking the class. A bonus aspect is if you can speak directly with a licensed and practicing psychotherapist for any expert related questions.

Registration and navigation through the class is easy. You start by clicking on the length of class you are interested in. Set up a user name and password, pay and the class becomes available to you on the your computer screen. Instructions are given to you throughout the class, guiding you from page to page. You can stop and take breaks whenever you like and can enter and exit the class as many times as you wish. The computer program will hold your last spot for you and you just start again where you left off. You can finish the class quickly or take it over a period of weeks. An online theft education class gives the participant freedom and possibilities to complete the program at your own pace.

Teenagers Benefit From Online Theft Classes!

by Dr. Ari Novick March 11, 2013

Did you know that nearly $35 million worth of goods are stolen from retailers each day? Accorder to NASP, about 1 in 11 people shoplift and there is no specific profile of a shoplifter. Shoplifting can be a big issue with teenagers. Kids, both girls and boys, do about 25% of all shoplifting equally and every economic and social group is a part of this statistic. About 89% of kids say that they know other kids that shoplift and peer pressure can be strong. Many times teenagers go out for a day at the mall and don’t have any intention of stealing, but get caught up in the excitement or thrill of it all and go along with it. In fact, it’s often difficult for parents to get a straight answer out of their adolescents about why they shoplifted. In some cases, they are looking for attention or are mad at their parents and are trying to get back at them, but for many it’s just a lack of good judgment to fit in with their peers. In fact, some analysts say that the most popular kids are more likely to shop than other groups so they can hold on to their status.

The recession has added to retailers woes and many have struck back by increasing the harshness of their reaction. It’s a humiliating experience that can lead to arrest, handcuffing, and being taken to the local jail. Parents are summoned to pick their kids up and sometimes the adolescent will wait in a cell. Then first offenders can generally expect fines, community service work and theft education classes as punishment and deterrent to future thefts.

A highly acclaimed way to be proactive as a parent in this era is to give your teenager the opportunity to take a shoplifting and theft diversion class before they get involved in this behavior. It’s the same as with alcohol and drugs, the more information we can arm our kids with, the better chance they will have to make good decisions. Teenagers who take theft classes will be introduced to course content that covers topics such as why people steal, empathy training and victim awareness, stress management skills and communication skills to avoid peer pressure. It’s important for adolescents to understand how this behavior affects society as a whole and what kind of repercussions they are looking at if caught.

Online theft classes are a great way to provide this education to our teenagers. They are already fluent in and enjoy using the computer, so presenting a class in this format is interesting and engaging to them. It helps the parent because you can provide the educational material to them without having to add another “after school activity” to your day. Once you enroll, the class is available to your teen at any time of the day or night. It’s completely self-paced so they can choose to login and out whenever they have free time.

Online theft and shoplifting classes are designed to fulfill court requirements. If your child has already been cited for a theft offense and is looking to take a class, simply check with your court system to see if they can be completed online. If so, once the class has been successfully finished, a certificate of completion is sent to you. This is the paperwork to show the court that proves the educational requirement was accomplished.

Have your teenager take an online theft and shoplifting class to arm them with the knowledge they need to avoid peer pressure!

About the author

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychotherapist.  He has both a clinical practice in Laguna Beach as well as online classes in a variety of areas.  He is the president of Theft Class Online.

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