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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 11. Criminal Law
- Chapter 46. Offenses Against Property
- Section 220. Concealment of Merchandise.
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AS 11.46.220. Concealment of Merchandise.
- (a) A person commits the crime of concealment of merchandise if without authority the person knowingly conceals on or
about the person the merchandise of a commercial establishment, not purchased by the person, while still upon the
premises of the commercial establishment, with intent to deprive the owner of the merchandise or with intent to
appropriate the merchandise.
- (b) Merchandise found concealed upon or about the person which has not been purchased by the person is prima facie
evidence of a knowing concealment.
- (c) Concealment of merchandise is
- (1) a class C felony if
- (A) the merchandise is a firearm;
- (B) the value of the merchandise is $500 or more; or
- (C) the value of the merchandise is $50 or more but less than $500, and within the preceding five years, the person has been
convicted and sentenced on two or more separate occasions in this or another jurisdiction of
- (i) the offense of concealment of merchandise under this paragraph or (2)(A) of this subsection, or an offense under another law or
ordinance with similar elements; or
- (ii) an offense under AS 11.46.120
, 11.46.130, or 11.46.140(a)(1), or an offense under another
law or ordinance with similar elements;
- (2) a class A misdemeanor if
- (A) the value of the merchandise is $50 or more but less than $500; or
- (B) the value of the merchandise is less than $50 and, within the preceding five years, the person has been convicted and
sentenced on two or more separate occasions of the offense of concealment of merchandise or theft in any degree, or an
offense under another law or ordinance with similar elements;
- (3) a class B misdemeanor if the value of the merchandise is less than $50.
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