(a) A person commits the crime of receiving stolen property if, for the purpose of depriving the owner of a lawful interest in it, he receives, retains, or disposes of property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen.
(b) Evidence of the following is admissible in any criminal prosecution under this section to prove the requisite knowledge or belief of the alleged receiver:
(1) that he was found in possession or control of other property stolen on separate occasions from 2 or more persons;
(2) that he knowingly received other stolen property in another transaction within 1 year preceding the transaction charged; or
(3) that he acquired the stolen property for a consideration which he knew was far below its reasonable value.
(c) Receiving stolen property is a class A misdemeanor unless the property involved has a value of $100 or more, or the person receiving the property is a dealer in goods of the type in question, then receiving stolen property is a class C felony.History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.
Research Guide: MCC 570 080, 15 ASC 921