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Name: People v. Laroche
Case #: C097431
Opinion Date: 10/25/2023
Attorney: Francine Tone

The Court of Appeal reduced the victim restitution amount that appellant owed from $7,500 to $1,500 in a case pertaining to the theft of a mounted ram’s head. The $7,500 incorrectly included the cost of a hunting trip to procure the ram. The court reduced the amount owed to $1,500, which only included the cost of taxidermizing and mounting the ram’s head, reasoning that victim restitution can compensate a victim for the cost of the stolen object, but not the victim’s cost of obtaining that object.