Commonwealth v. Lenora Rodriguez 2010 PA Super 14 (1/29/2010) Topic: Retail Theft – Intent Element of the Offense Summary: To convict a defendant of Retail Theft, the Commonwealth must prove that she had intent to permanently deprive the store of the merchandise. Illustration: Defendant was accused of taking a portable stereo from the electronics department of a Walmart store to the customer service desk of the same store.  At the...