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Receiving Stolen Goods

Whoever receives, possesses, conceals, stores, barters, sells, or disposes of any goods knowing the same is stolen commits the crime of receiving stolen property.  Pledging or accepting forged or counterfeited securities or tax stamps as security for a loan is also equivalent to receiving stolen property.  Another form of receipt of stolen property is selling, or disposing of, any tool, implement, or thing used in falsely making or altering any security or tax stamp.

Punishment for receiving stolen property is imprisonment for not more than ten years or fine, or both.  The receiver of stolen property can be convicted if s/he knew that the goods were stolen at the time of receipt.

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