2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 943. Crimes against property.
943.34 Receiving stolen property.

943.34

943.34 Receiving stolen property.

943.34(1)

(1) Except as provided under s. 948.62, whoever intentionally receives or conceals stolen property is guilty of:

943.34(1)(a)

(a) A Class A misdemeanor, if the value of the property does not exceed $2,500.

943.34(1)(bf)

(bf) A Class I felony, if the value of the property exceeds $2,500 but does not exceed $5,000.

943.34(1)(bm)

(bm) A Class H felony, if the value of the property exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $10,000.

943.34(1)(c)

(c) A Class G felony, if the value of the property exceeds $10,000.

943.34(2)

(2) In any action or proceeding for a violation of sub. (1), a party may use duly identified and authenticated photographs of property which was the subject of the violation in lieu of producing the property.

943.34 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 173; 1987 a. 266, 332; 1991 a. 39; 2001 a. 16, 109.

943.34 - ANNOT.

The fact that sequentially received stolen property was purchased for a lump sum is an insufficient basis to aggregate the value of the property; the crime of receiving stolen property does not require payment. State v. Spraggin, 71 Wis. 2d 604, 239 N.W.2d 297 (1976).

943.34 - ANNOT.

If any element of the crime charged occurred in a given county, then that county can be the place of trial. Because the crime of receiving stolen property requires more than two acts, and one of the acts is that the property must be stolen, venue is properly established in the county where that act occurred. State v. Lippold, 2008 WI App 130, 313 Wis. 2d 699, 757 N.W.2d 825, 07-1773.

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