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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, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Receiving stolen property is a felony and shall be prosecuted under appropriate State law if:
(1) The value of the property involved is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more; or
(2) The property involved is:
A. Listed in Section 545.03; or
B. A motor vehicle as defined in Ohio R.C. 4501.01; or
C. A dangerous drug as defined in Ohio R.C. 4729.01.
D. A special purchase article as defined in Ohio R.C. 4737.04 or a bulk merchandise container as defined in Ohio R.C. 4737.012.