If a person has gained money or property or caused a victim to lose money or property through the commission of a crime, upon conviction thereof the court, in lieu of imposing the fine authorized by Section 9.04.050 of this section, may order the defendant to pay an amount, fixed by the court, not to exceed double the amount of the defendant's gain or the victim's loss from the commission of a crime. Such amount shall be used to provide restitution to the victim at the order of the court. In such case the court shall make a finding as to the amount of the defendant's gain or victim's loss from the crime, and if the record does not contain sufficient evidence to support such finding, the court may conduct a hearing upon the issue. For the purposes of this section, the terms “gain” or “loss” refer to the amount of money or the value of property or services gained or lost. (Ord. 1390, 1978)
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