possession of stolen goods


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possession of stolen goods

n. the crime of possession of goods which one knows or which any reasonable person would realize were stolen. It is generally a felony. Innocent possession is not a crime, but the goods are generally returned to the legal owner.

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FORMER Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival-winning rider Robert Widger has been sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to three charges of theft and possession of stolen goods.
A case of theft and possession of stolen goods has been opened at the Diepkloof South African Police Station.
The third count was for being in possession of stolen goods.
Police arrested an Italian national late Wednesday in Paphos for loitering and being in possession of stolen goods.
Ayers previously had been charged in North Carolina with offenses ranging from misdemeanor theft to possession of stolen goods and burglarizing vehicles, according to court records.
He had these since 1970 and only recently decided to sell the works, so he contacted the administrators of the Picasso estate who then informed the police and questioned him for possession of stolen goods.
The crime prevention activity will mean if new property is stolen and later recovered it can be returned to the rightful owner, as well as potentially catching a criminal in possession of stolen goods.
He and an accomplice were charged with burglary and possession of stolen goods last year.
He added: "Our main aim is to make it as hard as possible for 'enders to sell stolen goods to stop them from gaining "nancially - if you are in possession of stolen goods you can expect a visit from our team very soon.
32, the main suspect, is charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated burglary, while the other suspects are charged with possession of stolen goods with intent to sell them.
Sitting with Lord Justice Pitchford and Mr Justice Keith, he added: "He accepted that he was in possession of stolen goods, which demanded an explanation".
Ross Duggan, 22, of Overdale Road, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough, given a 12-month community order and ordered to pay pounds 120 costs for possession of stolen goods and breach of a conditional discharge.

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