Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-43-4-3.5

Sec. 3.5 . (a) If a person:

(1) borrows any article which belongs to or is in the care of any library, gallery, museum, collection, or exhibition;

(2) borrows the article under an agreement to return the article within a specified period of time;  and

(3) fails to return the article within that specified period of time;

then the lender shall comply with subsection (b).

(b) If a person commits those acts specified in subsection (a), the lender shall:

(1) send written notification of the violation of the agreement to the borrower;

(2) attach a copy of this section to the notice;

(3) include in the notice a request for return of the article within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the notice;  and

(4) mail the notice to the last known address of the borrower or deliver it to the borrower in person.

The lender shall send the notice required by this subsection by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested.

(c) If the borrower willfully or knowingly fails to return the article, or reimburse the lender for the value of the article, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice required in subsection (b), he commits a Class C infraction.

(d) A person who commits an offense under this section may not be charged with an offense under section 2 or 3 of this chapter for the same act.


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