2011 ORS § 164.162¹
Mail theft or receipt of stolen mail

(1) A person commits the crime of mail theft or receipt of stolen mail if the person intentionally:

(a) Takes or, by fraud or deception, obtains mail from a post office, postal station, mail receptacle, authorized depository or mail carrier;

(b) Takes from mail any article contained therein;

(c) Secretes, embezzles or destroys mail or any article contained therein;

(d) Takes or, by fraud or deception, obtains mail that has been delivered to or left for collection on or adjacent to a mail receptacle or authorized depository; or

(e) Buys, receives, conceals or possesses mail or any article contained therein knowing that the mail or article has been unlawfully taken or obtained.

(2) Mail theft or receipt of stolen mail is a Class C felony. [1999 c.920 §2; 2008 c.14 §10; 2009 c.660 §§9,14]

Note 1: The amendments to ORS 164.162 (Mail theft or receipt of stolen mail) by section 14, chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2009, became operative January 1, 2012, and apply to sentences imposed for crimes committed on or after January 1, 2012. See section 48 (4) [renumbered to (3) by amendment in 2011], chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2009, as amended by section 5, chapter 2, Oregon Laws 2010, and section 3, chapter 596, Oregon Laws 2011. See also section 49 (5), chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2009, as amended by section 6, chapter 2, Oregon Laws 2010, section 2, chapter 498, Oregon Laws 2011, and section 4, chapter 596, Oregon Laws 2011.

Note 2: The amendments to ORS 164.162 (Mail theft or receipt of stolen mail) by section 9, chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2009, were operative from February 15, 2010, until January 1, 2012, and apply to sentences imposed on or after February 15, 2010, for crimes committed on or after January 1, 2009, and before January 1, 2012. See section 48 (3) [renumbered to (2) by amendment in 2011], chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2009, as amended by section 5, chapter 2, Oregon Laws 2010, and section 3, chapter 596, Oregon Laws 2011. See also section 49 (4), chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2009, as amended by section 6, chapter 2, Oregon Laws 2010, section 2, chapter 498, Oregon Laws 2011, and section 4, chapter 596, Oregon Laws 2011. The text that was operative until January 1, 2012, is set forth for the users convenience.

164.162 (Mail theft or receipt of stolen mail). (1) A person commits the crime of mail theft or receipt of stolen mail if the person intentionally:

(a) Takes or, by fraud or deception, obtains mail from a post office, postal station, mail receptacle, authorized depository or mail carrier;

(b) Takes from mail any article contained therein;

(c) Secretes, embezzles or destroys mail or any article contained therein;

(d) Takes or, by fraud or deception, obtains mail that has been delivered to or left for collection on or adjacent to a mail receptacle or authorized depository; or

(e) Buys, receives, conceals or possesses mail or any article contained therein knowing that the mail or article has been unlawfully taken or obtained.

(2) Mail theft or receipt of stolen mail is a Class A misdemeanor.

Note 3: See note under 164.160 (Definitions).