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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, UNPUBLISHED November 3, 1998 Plaintiff-Appellee, v No. 199959 Recorder’s Court LC No. 96-005006 ROGER SCOPAS, Defendant-Appellant. Before: Young Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Defendant was convicted of receiving and concealing stolen property in excess of $100, MCL 750.535; MSA 28.803, and was sentenced to one year’s probation. Defendant appeals as of right. We affirm. Viewing the evidence in a light most favorable to the prosecutor, we conclude that a rational trier of fact could reasonably infer from the circumstances described by the arresting officers, i.e., defendant exercising dominion and control over a vehicle with steering column damage, a punched ignition and a license plate affixed to it that belonged to a different vehicle, that defendant had knowledge of the stolen character of the vehicle and, hence, a rational trier of fact could find beyond a reasonable doubt that the guilty knowledge element of the crime had been proven. People v Wolfe, 440 Mich 508, 515; 489 NW2d 748 (1992), amended 441 Mich 1201 (1992); People v Gow, 203 Mich App 94, 96; 512 NW2d 34 (1993); People v Wolak, 110 Mich App 628, 630-631; 313 NW2d 174 (1981). Affirmed. /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Kathleen Jansen -1­