§ 131.33  RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY.
   (A)   No person shall receive, retain, or dispose of property of another, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe it 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)  (‘65 Code, § 132.03)  (Am. Res. 87-13, passed 6-l-87)