Sec. 2.3 . (a) As used in this section, “dealer” means a person who buys or sells, or offers to buy or sell, personal property. The term does not include the original retailer of personal property.
(b) A dealer who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally buys or sells personal property in which the identification number or manufacturer's serial number has been removed, altered, obliterated, or defaced commits dealing in altered property, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if the dealer has a prior conviction of an offense under this chapter or if the fair market value of the property is at least one thousand dollars ($1,000).
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