2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 39 - Theft and Related Offenses
3932 - Theft of leased property.

     § 3932.  Theft of leased property.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person who obtains personal property
     under an agreement for the lease or rental of the property is
     guilty of theft if he intentionally deals with the property as
     his own.
        (b)  Definition.--As used in this section:
            (1)  A person "deals with the property as his own" if he
        sells, secretes, destroys, converts to his own use or
        otherwise disposes of the property.
            (2)  A "written demand to return the property is
        delivered" when it is sent simultaneously by first class
        mail, evidenced by a certificate of mailing, and by
        registered or certified mail to the address provided by the
        (c)  Presumption.--A person shall be prima facie presumed to
     have intent if he:
            (1)  signs the lease or rental agreement with a name
        other than his own and fails to return the property within
        the time specified in the agreement; or
            (2)  fails to return the property to its owner within
        seven days after a written demand to return the property is
        (d)  Exception.--This section shall not apply to secured
     transactions as defined in Title 13 (relating to commercial
     (Aug. 8, 1977, P.L.184, No.49, eff. 90 days; Nov. 1, 1979,
     P.L.255, No.86, eff. Jan. 1, 1980; Oct. 9, 2008, P.L.1403,
     No.111, eff. imd.)

        2008 Amendment.  Act 111 amended subsecs. (b) and (c)(2).
        Cross References.  Section 3932 is referred to in sections
     5552, 8310 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).

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