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Do we have an idea what the value of the wallet and its contents are?
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To your knowledge, did the owner of the wallet acknowledge that it wasn't missing any contents?
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Great. Thank you so much for your patience. I have just a few more short questions so I can consider all possible options.
1. To your knowledge, did the owner of the wallet acknowledge that the wallet wasn't missing any contents?
2. Do you know what specific code section you are charged with violating? If so, which code section?
A person commits the crime of theft of property if he or she:
(1) Knowingly obtains or exerts unauthorized control over the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of his or her property;
(2) Knowingly obtains by deception control over the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of his or her property;
(3) Knowingly obtains or exerts control over property in the custody of a law enforcement agency which was explicitly represented to the person by an agent of the law enforcement agency as being stolen; or
(4) Knowingly obtains or exerts unauthorized control over any donated item left on the property of a charitable organization or in a drop box or trailer, or within 30 feet of a drop box or trailer, belonging to a charitable organization.
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