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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 570

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2002, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *570.085.  Until December 31, 2016 — Alteration or removal of item numbers with intent to deprive lawful owner. — 1.  A person commits the crime of alteration or removal of item numbers if he, with the purpose of depriving the owner of a lawful interest therein:

  (1)  Destroys, removes, covers, conceals, alters, defaces, or causes to be destroyed, removed, covered, concealed, altered, or defaced, the manufacturer's original serial number or other distinguishing owner-applied number or mark, on any item which bears a serial number attached by the manufacturer or distinguishing number or mark applied by the owner of the item, for any reason whatsoever;

  (2)  Sells, offers for sale, pawns or uses as security for a loan, any item on which the manufacturer's original serial number or other distinguishing owner-applied number or mark has been destroyed, removed, covered, concealed, altered, or defaced; or

  (3)  Buys, receives as security for a loan or in pawn, or in any manner receives or has in his possession any item on which the manufacturer's original serial number or other distinguishing owner-applied number or mark has been destroyed, removed, covered, concealed, altered, or defaced.

  2.  Alteration or removal of item numbers is a class D felony if the value of the item or items in the aggregate is five hundred dollars or more.  If the value of the item or items in the aggregate is less than five hundred dollars, then it is a class B misdemeanor.

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(L. 1982 H.B. 1454, et al., A.L. 2002 H.B. 1888)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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