Al-Baghdadi responds to a question about the penalty for someone stealing from the public treasury

Fatwa, posted 11.3.2010, from Iraq, in:
Religious Authority: 
Ahmed al-Baghdadi

If he took only enough for himself and his family, then there is no sin in that.

.اذا إنتزع المال بمقدار ما يحتاجه لنفسه ولعائلته، فلا حد عليه.