Thank you for the additional information. That was what I needed to know. Well, if he didn't buy them I certainly would not expect him to have proof he did of any kind. He can complain to the police all he wants, but he can't prove that they are his. You claim you bought them---he has not asked for them in over a year, suggesting that he recognizes that you own them. You are not going to be prosecuted for theft---the State's Attorney couldn't prove theft anyway. At worst, he would be able to file a civil action to try and recover them---but with the burden of proof being on him, he will have to prove he really own them---which he presumably can't do. So he will lose. As for the false claim, it is illegal to file a false claim, and you can complain to the local Prosecutor that he filed a false claim---but they are unlikely to do anything with that either. At this point, you are better off ignoring him. You are safe from the cops---because theft requires a taking, and you can't take what someone leaves at your home, and you can't take what is yours. You are smart not to speak with him over the phone or in person. Keep it in writing only. If he continues to harass you with phone calls, or if he threatens you, then you will want to file stalking charges and seek a protective order from the court and that will put an end to his nonsense. You may reply back to me using the Continue the Conversation or Reply to Expert link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction. Please remember to rate my service to you when our communication is completed. I wish you the best in 2013, Doug
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