iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:56:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Joe Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:16:41 +0000 Receiving stolen goods is generally buying or acquiring the possession of property knowing (or believing in some jurisdictions) that it had been obtained through theft, embezzlement, larceny, or extortion by someone else. The crime is separate from the crime of stealing the property. To be convicted, the receiver must know the goods were stolen at the time he receives them. Paying for the goods or intending to collect the reward for returning them are not defenses. Depending on the value of the property received, receiving-stolen-property is either a misdemeanor or a felony.

There are numerous federal laws that make it a federal crime to receive stolen property (e.g., vehicles, securities) if the property received was or had been in interstate commerce.

]]> By: Joe Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:11:21 +0000 Actually it was illegal because CHEN even said they knew who the phones owner was, and his facebook and everything. They clearly knew it was not the mans property who they purchase it from. They just wanted and Iphone 4g prototype and were willing to do anything to get it.

]]> By: Joe Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:09:39 +0000 Yeah, I work in law enforcement, ya know how many times we catch people with stolen stuff and they say they just found it. Of course they are not going to say they stole

]]> By: Marisa Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:59:21 +0000 But the iphone was never stolen, it was found. Nothing illegal was done to get the phone.

]]> By: Joe Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:58:08 +0000 Sorry, I meant CHEN is screwed on this one. misread the article

]]> By: Joe Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:56:35 +0000 You obtained a phone which you knew was stolen. Its like buying tv's out of the barber shop, ya know its stolen, and it is still a crime reguardless. I understand it is a big deal to get the latest prototype Iphone, but we are all held accountable to the same laws, and if your buying an Iphone 4g prototype that isnt even released yet, you had to know it was stolen unless your an idiot. I read your blog alot, and enjoy the articles, but I think your kind of screwed on this one. Good luck man