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A person stole 4 silver bars and 2 gold cougarands from me.

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A person stole 4 silver bars and 2 gold cougarands from me. It was disvovered after he was sent to prison on other charges. Can I press grand larcency charges against him?
Thank you for your question.

A private person cannot by themselves press charges (that is left to the prosecutor's office), however, if you have evidence that a crime was committed against you, you can contact the authorities and report it and allow them to investigate and possibly arrest the person on new charges.

I trust this has been helpful but please don't hesitate to reply back if you have additional questions or require more information.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The police took my information and I have not heard back. That was 2 weeks ago. What is the amount for it to be grand larceny? I am 77 years old and on a fixed income. I don't want to hire a lawyer if I don't have a case.
Anything valued at $1,000 or more is considered felony theft. The more value something has, the higher the degree of felony and the more severe the possible penalty.

There would be no need for you to hire a lawyer in this matter; I just suggest you follow-up with the police to see what the status of the investigation is.