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(A) No person shall receive, retain, or dispose of property of another knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the property has been obtained through commission of a theft offense.
(B) It is not a defense to a charge of receiving stolen property in violation of this section that the property was obtained by means other than through the commission of a theft offense if the property was explicitly represented to the accused person as being obtained through the commission of a theft offense.
(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of receiving stolen property. Except as otherwise provided in this division, receiving stolen property is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If any of the following criteria are met, then a violation of this section is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law:
(1) The value of the property involved is $1,000 or more;
(2) The property involved is any of the property listed in R.C. § 2913.71;
(3) The property involved is a firearm or dangerous ordnance, as defined in R.C. § 2923.11;
(4) The property involved is a motor vehicle as defined in R.C. § 4501.01;
(5) The property involved is any dangerous drug, as defined in R.C. § 4729.01; or
(6) The property involved in violation of this section is a special purchase article as defined in R.C. § 4737.04 or a bulk merchandise container as defined in R.C. § 4737.012.
(R.C. § 2913.51) (Rev. 2014)