IIn the state of MO is it illegal to hide my car from the repo man?
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Yes it is a criminal offense to conceal property subject to a security interest with the purpose to defraud the holder of the security interest. I have posted a copy of the statue below. As always you have a right to remain silent and that right only works if you do so. If anyone seeks to ask you about this you need to ask for a lawyer and shut up.
570.180. Defrauding secured creditors — penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of defrauding secured creditors if he or she destroys, removes, conceals, encumbers, transfers or otherwise deals with property subject to a security interest with purpose to defraud the holder of the security interest.
2. The offense of defrauding secured creditors is a class A misdemeanor unless the amount remaining to be paid on the secured debt, including interest, is seven hundred fifty dollars or more, in which case defrauding secured creditors is a class E felony.
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