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If foreman A of assembly line AA took parts meant for a different assembly line BB for their own crews to use, which would help them meet their production quota but hurt foreman B and their crew, could A be held liable in a civil action or criminal charge? Both A and B and their crews work for the same organization.

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    Do A and B get any monetary bonuses based on the work outputs of their crews?
    – nick012000
    Jan 14 at 21:58

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The parts are owned by Z, the company. The usual definition of "theft" is as in RCW 9a.56.020:

(a) To wrongfully obtain or exert unauthorized control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services; or (b) By color or aid of deception to obtain control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services; or (c) To appropriate lost or misdelivered property or services of another, or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services.

In moving property within the company from one part to another, B has not been deprived of its property. The company might fire A for unauthorized use of company property, but this is not a legal matter, it is an employment matter. B cannot sue A, although B might sue Z if B was punished for not meeting quota, Z knew of the the reason for not meeting quota, and A's motivation was illegally discriminatory (Perez v. DDR).

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