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Theft Of Rental Property 18-4-402 (3.5), 18-4-408 (3) (a)


This web page contains the elements of the Colorado Crimes of Theft Of Rental Property 18-4-402 (3.5), 18-4-408 (3) (a)

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Theft of rental property.

A person commits theft of rental property if he or she: a) obtains the temporary use of the personal property of another, which is available only for hire, by means of threat or deception, or knowing that such use is without the consent of the owner; or b) having lawfully obtained possession for temporary use of the personal property of another which is available only for hire, knowingly fails to reveal the whereabouts of or to return said property to the owner within 72 hours after the time he or she has agreed to return it.


Theft of rental property is a class 1 misdemeanor when the value of the thing involved is $500 or more but less than $1,000.

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