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Handling stolen goods

S. 88(1) amended by No. 59/2004 s. 3.

    (1)     A person handles stolen goods if knowing or believing them to be stolen goods he dishonestly receives the goods or brings them into Victoria, or dishonestly undertakes or assists in bringing them into Victoria or in their retention, removal, disposal or realization by or for the benefit of another person, or if he arranges to do so.

S. 88(2) amended by Nos 9576 s. 11(1), 49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 40), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 66).

    (2)     A person guilty of handling stolen goods is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).

S. 88(3) inserted by No. 9073 s. 2(a).

    (3)     Where a married woman handles stolen goods, the fact that the person from whom she receives the goods is her husband shall not of itself constitute a defence to a charge under this section.

S. 88A (Heading) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 40.6)

S. 88A inserted by No. 59/2004 s. 4.

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