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WVC 29 - 2 A- 13 §29-2A-13. Unauthorized taking or operation of aircraft; penalty.
No person, other than the duly authorized agent, servant or employee of the owner thereof, shall take, without the knowledge and consent of the owner, and operate within this state any aircraft owned by another. Any person who, wilfully and without the knowledge or consent of the owner or person in lawful charge thereof, and with the intent to deprive such owner or person in lawful charge of the possession or use thereof, either temporarily or permanently, shall take possession of, enter and operate, or otherwise take and use, any aircraft belonging to another or in his lawful possession; and any person who shall assist, aid and abet, or be present for the purpose and with the intent to assist, aid or abet, another person in such taking possession of, entering and operating, or otherwise taking and using any such aircraft; and any person who shall receive, buy, conceal, or otherwise dispose of any such aircraft knowing the same to have been stolen or taken without the knowledge or consent of the owner or person in lawful charge thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than two hundred nor more than five thousand dollars and confined in the penitentiary for not less than two nor more than ten years.

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