Substitute Senate Bill No. 73
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 73

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-180


AN ACT CONCERNING EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  53a-123  of  the  general statutes is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  A  person  is  guilty  of  larceny in the
second degree when he commits larceny  as  defined
in  section 53a-119 and: (1) The property consists
of a motor vehicle, the  value  of  which  exceeds
five  thousand  dollars,  (2)  the  value  of  the
property or service exceeds five thousand dollars,
(3)  the  property,  regardless  of  its nature or
value, is taken from the person of  another,  [or]
(4)  the  property  is  obtained  by  defrauding a
public community, and the value of  such  property
is  two  thousand  dollars  or  less,  OR  (5) THE
PROPERTY, REGARDLESS OF ITS NATURE  OR  VALUE,  IS
OBTAINED BY EMBEZZLEMENT, FALSE PRETENSES OR FALSE
PROMISE AND THE VICTIM OF SUCH  LARCENY  IS  SIXTY
YEARS  OF  AGE  OR OLDER OR IS BLIND OR PHYSICALLY
DISABLED, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1-1f.
    (b)  In  any prosecution under subdivision (1)
of subsection (a) of this section, evidence of (1)
forcible  entry,  (2) forcible removal of ignition
or (3) alteration,  mutilation  or  removal  of  a
vehicle identification number shall be prima facie
evidence of a larcenous intent.
    (c)  Larceny in the second degree is a class C
felony.

Approved June 26, 1997