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HB 1346 - Theft; organized retail theft; create offense

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: O`Neal,Larry 146th
Last Action: 5/13/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: JudyNC
Senate Committee: JUDY
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 1346 creates a new code section defining the term of retail property fencing. A person commits the offense of retail property fencing when they receive, dispose of, or retain property that was unlawfully taken or shoplifted, up to 180 days, with the intent to transfer, sell, or distribute the property to a retail fence for money.  It is not necessary in the prosecution of this crime to prove that any intended profit was actually realized. Any property constituting proceeds shall be subject to forfeiture to the State of Georgia.

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