ORS 164.098¹
Organized retail theft

(1) A person commits the crime of organized retail theft if, acting in concert with another person:

(a) The person violates ORS 164.015 (“Theft” described) or aids or abets the other person to violate ORS 164.015 (“Theft” described);

(b) The subject of the theft is merchandise and the merchandise is taken from a mercantile establishment; and

(c) The aggregate value of the merchandise taken within any 90-day period exceeds $5,000.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Merchandise” has the meaning given that term in ORS 30.870 (Definitions for ORS 30.870 and 30.875).

(b) “Mercantile establishment” has the meaning given that term in ORS 30.870 (Definitions for ORS 30.870 and 30.875).

(3) Organized retail theft is a Class B felony. [2007 c.498 §2]

Note: 164.098 (Organized retail theft) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 164 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 432, 525-536 (1972); 10 WLJ 156 (1974)

Chapter 164

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 164—Offenses Against Property, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors164.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 164, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano164.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information