Restitution Order Can Apply To One Who Receives Stolen Property, But Does Not Participate in Burglary

Be careful about receiving property you suspect may be stolen.  Not only can you be prosecuted for receiving stolen property, but you may have to pay restitution to the “victim,” or owner of the property, even if someone else actually committed the theft or robbery.  This does not seem fair to some people.  Click on the link here to read a summary of a published case that explained this legal reality.