45-6-302. Theft of lost or mislaid property. (1) A person who obtains control over lost or mislaid property commits the offense of theft when the person:
(a) knows or learns the identity of the owner or knows, is aware of, or learns of a reasonable method of identifying the owner;
(b) fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner; and
(c) has the purpose of depriving the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property.
(2) A person convicted of theft of lost or mislaid property shall be fined not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed 6 months.
History: En. 94-6-303 by Sec. 1, Ch. 513, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 94-6-303; amd. Sec. 1667, Ch. 56, L. 2009.