Introduced House Bill (H)

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Criminal conversion of rented personal property. Makes it criminal conversion, a Level 6 felony, for a person to knowingly or intentionally exert unauthorized control over the personal property of another person if the person: (1) acquires the personal property by a rental or lease agreement; (2) signs a written agreement to return the property to a specified location within a specified time; and (3) fails to return the property within 30 days after the specified time, or, during that 30 day period, within three days after receiving a written demand for return of the property, whichever is earlier. Provides that Criminal conversion of rented personal property. Makes it criminal conversion, a Level 6 felony, for a person to knowingly or intentionally exert unauthorized control over the personal property of another person if the person: (1) acquires the personal property by a rental or lease agreement; (2) signs a written agreement to return the property to a specified location within a specified time; and (3) fails to return the property within 30 days after the specified time, or, during that 30 day period, within three days after receiving a written demand for return of the property, whichever is earlier. Provides that evidence that a person, after renting or leasing any personal property under a written agreement providing for the return of the property to a specified location at a specified time, failed to return the property to the specified location at the specified time constitutes prima facie evidence that the person exerted unauthorized control over the property. ... View more