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An Act to amend and reenact 18.2-108 of the Code of Virginia, relating to receiving stolen goods; penalty.
[H 159]
Approved March 12, 2008


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 18.2-108 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

18.2-108. Receiving, etc., stolen goods.

A. If any person buy or receive buys or receives from another person, or aid aids in concealing, any stolen goods or other thing, knowing the same to have been stolen, he shall be deemed guilty of larceny thereof, and may be proceeded against, although the principal offender be is not convicted.

B. If any person buys or receives any goods or other thing, used in the course of a criminal investigation by law enforcement that such person believes to have been stolen, he shall be deemed guilty of larceny thereof.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment.  Pursuant to 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and is $0 for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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