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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.66 Division V Dealing in Stolen Property

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DIVISION V. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

Chapter 15.66
Dealing in Stolen Property

Sections:

15.66.010 Buying or receiving.
15.66.020 Proof of reasonable belief property not stolen.
15.66.030 Penalty for violation.

Prior ordinance history:

1948 C. Ch. 46 2

15.66.010 Buying or receiving.

No person shall buy or in any way receive any personal property or fixtures which have been unlawfully taken from another.
(Ord. 55786 1 (part), 1971: 1960 C. 782.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

570.080 Receiving stolen property

15.66.020 Proof of reasonable belief property not stolen.

Upon proof that any personal property or fixtures have been unlawfully taken from the possession or control of another, and that within six months after the unlawful taking the personal property or fixtures have been in the possession or under the control of the defendant, then the defendant shall be guilty of violating Section 15.66.010, unless it shall be proved that:

A. Before buying or receiving the personal property or fixtures, the defendant made a diligent and good-faith inquiry as to the source of the personal property or fixtures sufficient to provide a reasonable belief that the personal property or fixtures had not been taken unlawfully; or

B. The defendant acquired the personal property or fixtures at a price and under circumstances sufficient to provide a reasonable belief that the personal property or fixtures had not been taken unlawfully; or

C. The defendant complied with Section 447.010 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri relating to the duty of persons finding lost property.
(Ord. 55786 1 (part), 1971: 1960 C. 782.020.)

15.66.030 Penalty for violation.

Any person convicted of a violation of Section 15.66.010 shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than one day nor more than six months, or by both fine and such imprisonment.
(Ord. 55786 1 (part), 1971: 1960 C. 782.030.)

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