Oregon Statutes - Chapter 164 - Offenses Against Property - Section 164.098 - Organized retail theft.

(1) A person commits the crime of organized retail theft if, acting in concert with another person:

(a) The person violates ORS 164.015 or aids or abets the other person to violate ORS 164.015;

(b) The subject of the theft is merchandise and the merchandise is taken from a mercantile establishment; and

(c) The aggregate value of the merchandise taken within any 90-day period exceeds $5,000.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Merchandise” has the meaning given that term in ORS 30.870.

(b) “Mercantile establishment” has the meaning given that term in ORS 30.870.

(3) Organized retail theft is a Class B felony. [2007 c.498 §2]

Note: 164.098 was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 164 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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