(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 five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more;
      (2)   The property involved is any of the property listed in Ohio R.C. 2913.71;
      (3)   The property involved is a firearm or dangerous ordnance, as defined in Ohio R.C. 2923.11;
      (4)   The property involved is a motor vehicle as defined in Ohio R.C. 4501.01; or
      (5)   The property involved is any dangerous drug, as defined in Ohio R.C. 4729.01.
(ORC 2913.51)