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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 2 October 2019 to date (accessed 19 November 2019 at 21:43)
Part 4 Division 16 Section 188
188   Receiving stolen property where stealing a serious indictable offence
(1)  Whosoever receives, or disposes of, or attempts to dispose of, any property, the stealing whereof amounts to a serious indictable offence, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall be guilty of a serious indictable offence, and may be indicted, either as an accessory after the fact, or for a substantive offence, and in the latter case whether the principal offender has been previously tried or not, or is amenable to justice or not, and in either case is liable—
(a)  if the property is a motor vehicle or a motor vehicle part, or a vessel or a vessel part, to imprisonment for 12 years, or
(b)  in the case of any other property, to imprisonment for 10 years.
(2)  In this section—
motor vehicle has the same meaning as it has in Division 5A.
vessel means a vessel within the meaning of the Marine Safety Act 1998.