I am very sorry to hear this.
In NC larceny actually involves stealing, or receiving, stolen goods. So if a person has claim of ownership per a contract that is generally not considered theft per the penal code:
So the appropriate remedy is to sue in civil court for breach of contract.
An agreement must contain four essential elements to be regarded as a contract. If any one of them is missing, the agreement will not be legally binding.
3. Intention (meeting of the minds)
4. Consideration (fair value exchanged)
For breach of a contract, there is a material breach (goes to the very heart of the matter) and an immaterial breach (money damages will help compensate the plaintiff).
In cases of material breach, the party not in breach may revoke their acceptance, so goods/payment are returned.
For immaterial breach, the plaintiff is compensated by the defendant paying for the damages (ie cost of repair).
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