Stolen Property

In Florida, a person who endeavors or traffics in property that they know was stolen is charged with a second degree felony. A person who plans, organizes, manages, initiates, finances, or supervises any theft of stolen property and trades in that property will be charged with a first degree felony.

A person who endeavors or traffics in property that they know was paid for by the Medicaid program, meaning any goods, drugs, devices, or services that were intended to be furnished or furnished to a recipient of benefits under the Medicaid program, and that property was less than $20,000, is charged with a third degree felony.

If the property was $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000, a person is charged with a second degree felony. If the property was $100,000 or more, a person is charged with a first degree felony. Anyone who is knowingly planning, organizing, managing, initiating, financing, or supervising such property is committing a first degree felony.

In Florida, if a person is using the Internet as a way to offer or sell any property or other merchandise they know was stolen, or has reason to believe was stolen, that person is charged with a second degree misdemeanor if the value of that property was less than $300. If the value of the property was $300 or more, that person is charged with a third degree felony.

Having proof that a person was identifying with a false name, address, or employment place in regards to leasing personal property, or did not return leased property within seventy-two hours of the leasing agreement or termination, gives reason to believe that the property obtained was being used to commit theft.

Proof of sale or purchase of stolen property at a price below the fair market value gives reason to believe the person who bought or sold the property knew it was stolen. Proof of sale or purchase of stolen property by the dealer in property without usual indication of ownership gives reason to believe the person who bought or sold the property knew the property was stolen.

Having proof that a dealer, who usually deals in used property, has stolen property in which another name and telephone number other than who offered the property are displayed gives reason to believe that the dealer knew the property was stolen.

Proof that a person had possession of a stolen vehicle and the ignition mechanism of that vehicle was bypassed, or the steering wheel was broken, gives reason to believe that person knew the vehicle was stolen.

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