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No, the police most likely won't arrest him. For a crime to occur, he would have had to have taken something he had no interest in with the intent to permanently deprive you of your use of it (theft). In this instance, he was half owner of the business and he took the equipment because he believes he is half owner of them. Consequently, no theft was involved and this is strictly a civil issue. If he has possession of the equipment, your remedy would be to sue him in small claims court for the return of the equipment or for their value.
What, if anything, can be done about the $2500.00 check?
Your son took the $2500?
Okay. That would be included in your small claims suit, although that may bring the total amount over the small claims limit. I would speak to a local attorney because you may need to file suit in a higher court.
Ok, that gives me a direction. Thanks for your time.
No problem! I'll schedule a follow up to see how you're progressing!
If I can answer anything further, let me know. Remember, I'm here to help and your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you don't have any questions and you valued my time, I'd ask you to consider rating me positively. Take care,Michael
I see you tried to post but nothing appeared here.
Do you have any questions?
Will do Michael, thanks again. Nothing at this time, my computer is giving me fits.
Okay great. Like I said I'll schedule a follow up for a couple weeks from now .
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