Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 570
Stealing and Related Offenses
Section 570.080

August 28, 2013


Receiving stolen property.

570.080. 1. A person commits the crime of receiving stolen property if for the purpose of depriving the owner of a lawful interest therein, he or she receives, retains or disposes of property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen.

2. Evidence of the following is admissible in any criminal prosecution pursuant to this section to prove the requisite knowledge or belief of the alleged receiver:

(1) That he or she was found in possession or control of other property stolen on separate occasions from two or more persons;

(2) That he or she received other stolen property in another transaction within the year preceding the transaction charged;

(3) That he or she acquired the stolen property for a consideration which he or she knew was far below its reasonable value;

(4) That he or she obtained control over stolen property knowing the property to have been stolen or under such circumstances as would reasonably induce a person to believe the property was stolen.

3. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 4 and 5 of this section, receiving stolen property is a class A misdemeanor.

4. Receiving stolen property is a class C felony if:

(1) The value of the property or services appropriated is five hundred dollars or more but less than twenty-five thousand dollars;

(2) The property has been physically taken from the person of the victim; or

(3) The property appropriated includes:

(a) Any motor vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft;

(b) Any will or unrecorded deed affecting real property;

(c) Any credit card or letter of credit;

(d) Any firearm;

(e) Any explosive weapon as that term is defined in section 571.010;

(f) A United States national flag designed, intended, and used for display on buildings or stationary flagstaffs in the open;

(g) Any original copy of an act, bill, or resolution, introduced or acted upon by the legislature of the state of Missouri;

(h) Any pleading, notice, judgment, or any other record or entry of any court of this state, any other state, or of the United States;

(i) Any book of registration or list of voters required by chapter 115;

(j) Any animal considered livestock as that term is defined in section 144.010;

(k) Any live fish raised for commercial sale with a value of seventy-five dollars or more;

(l) Any captive wildlife held under permit issued by the conservation commission;

(m) Any controlled substance as that term is defined in section 195.010;

(n) Anhydrous ammonia;

(o) Ammonium nitrate; or

(p) Any document of historical significance which has a fair market value of five hundred dollars or more.

5. The receipt of any item of property or services pursuant to subsection 4 of this section which exceeds five hundred dollars may be considered a separate felony and may be charged in separate counts.

6. Any person who previously has been found guilty of, or pled guilty to, receiving stolen property, when the property is of the kind described under paragraph (j) or (l) of subdivision (3) of subsection 4 of this section and the value of the animal or animals received exceeds three thousand dollars, is guilty of a class B felony. Such person shall serve a minimum prison term of not less than eighty percent of his or her sentence before being eligible for probation, parole, conditional release, or other early release by the department of corrections.

7. Receiving stolen property is a class B felony if the value of the property or services equals or exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1888, A.L. 2005 H.B. 353, A.L. 2009 H.B. 62, A.L. 2011 H.B. 111)


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