[GRAND] LARCENY OF LOST PROPERTY - ELEMENTS
No person may be convicted of [grand] larceny of lost property unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:
First, finding lost property;
Second, valued at more than $500];;
Third, under circumstances that the person knew or was able to determine who was the true owner;
Fourth, and taking the property for the (person?s own use)/(use of another person who was not entitled to the property);;
Fifth, without first making such an effort to find the owner and return the property to the owner as would be reasonable and just under the circumstances.
Statutory Authority: 21 O.S. 2011, §§ 1702, 1704.
Notes on Use
If the lost property was valued at $500 or less, the second element should be deleted, and the remaining elements renumbered. If the second element was deleted, the crime would be petit larceny of lost property.
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