Receiving stolen items

Receiving stolen items – the Criminal Law establishes the act of receipt of items or goods, for which the recipient knows that are stolen, as a crime itself. This is because one who has been offered a stolen item should report this to the police. And if they accept the item, to return it to the authorities. There are two important circumstances of this crime. First, the recipient knows that the property is stolen. In addition, this property has some value. Only possession of valuable items is punishable by the Criminal Law in most jurisdictions.

See also “thievery”

Receiving stolen items / Legal Glossary

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