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    This web page contains the elements of the Colorado Crimes of Theft By Receiving (18-4-410)

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    Theft by Receiving (18-4-410)

    1.Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, a person commits theft by receiving when he receives, retains, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value of another, knowing or believing that said thing of value has been stolen, and when he intends to deprive the lawful owner permanently of the use or benefit of the thing of value.

    2.(Deleted by amendment, L. 2007, p. 1692, § 6, effective July 1, 2007.)

    3.Where the value of the thing involved is less than five hundred dollars, theft by receiving is a class 2 misdemeanor.

    3.5 Where the value of the thing involved is five hundred dollars or more but less than one thousand dollars, theft by receiving is a class 1 misdemeanor.

    4.Where the value of the thing involved is one thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars, theft by receiving is a class 4 felony.

    5.Where the value of the thing involved is twenty thousand dollars or more, theft by receiving is a class 3 felony.

    6.When the aggregate value of the thing or things involved is one thousand dollars or more and the person committing theft by receiving is engaged in the business of buying, selling, or otherwise disposing of stolen goods for a profit, theft by receiving is a class 3 felony.

    7.When a person commits theft by receiving twice or more within a period of six months without having been placed in jeopardy for the prior offenses and the aggregate value of the things involved is one thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars, it is a class 4 felony; however, if the aggregate value of the things involved is twenty thousand dollars or more, it is a class 3 felony.


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