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Name: People v. Sanchez
Case #: E032545
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 11/13/2003
Subsequent History: None

Defendant was properly convicted of both operating a chop shop (Veh. Code, sec. 10801) and receiving stolen motor vehicle parts (Pen. Code, sec. 496, subd. (a), even though as a general rule, receiving stolen property is a lesser included offense of operating a chop shop. Here, however, defendant made dual use of the stolen parts: he installed some of the parts in his own vehicle and placed other stolen parts in the chop shop. Thus, because the two convictions were not predicated on the chop shop’s possession of the same parts, both convictions were proper.