There are different ways the crime of theft of property in the first-degree can be committed under Alabama law.
In the above video and in this post we talk about the ways this law can be committed. But, if you want to review the law before we get into interpreting it, here it is:
Theft of property in the first degree
(a) The theft of property which exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in value, or property of any value taken from the person of another, constitutes theft of property in the first degree.
(b) The theft of a motor vehicle, regardless of its value, constitutes theft of property in the first degree.
(c)(1) The theft of property which involves all of the following constitutes theft of property in the first degree:
a. The theft is a common plan or scheme by one or more persons; and
b. The object of the common plan or scheme is to sell or transfer the property to another person or business that buys the property with knowledge or reasonable belief that the property is stolen; and
c. The aggregate value of the property stolen is at least one thousand dollars ($1,000) within a 180-day period.
(2) If the offense under this subsection involves two or more counties, prosecution may be commenced in any one of those counties in which the offense occurred or in which the property was disposed.
(d) Theft of property in the first degree is a Class B felony.
Alabama Code Title 13A. Criminal Code § 13A-8-3