Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 41
Theft, Embezzlement, False Pretenses, and Misappropriation

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-41-16.1

§ 11-41-16.1. Sale or concealment of leased personal property.

(a) Any person being in possession of personal property under a lease who sells, transfers, conceals, or aids in concealing the property, or any part of it, or refuses to return the leased personal property after the time of expiration of the lease with the intent of depriving the owner of the property, shall be guilty of larceny and be subject to the penalties set forth in § 11-41-5.

(b) The use of a false or fictitious name or address in obtaining leased personal property shall constitute prima facie evidence of intent to violate this section.

(c) “Leased personal property”, as used in this section, means any personal property received pursuant to a written contract, by which one owning the property (lessor) grants to another (lessee) the right to possess, use, and enjoy the personal property for a specified period of time for a specified sum.

History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 249, § 2.