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Was this part of a divorce distribution?
Have you attempted prosecution?
Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitations on claims for fraud, unlawful replevin, and conversion. See 42 Pa. C.S.A. §§ 5524.
You can sue not only to collect money damages for conversion (civil theft) but also to recover your property (replevin). You can also request that the police prosecute the matter however they will be hesitant due to the time delay in reporting.
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In that case I would still go to the police... don't call just go and ask to speak with an investigator. Explain the situation and see what they are willing to do. If you call the police and "make a report" then you will not get much attention.
Filing the civil suit is important and you should do so immediately. I would think your attorney would help you in this endeavor. You do not have to choose between criminal and civil... you should do both.
I'm afraid that is about all the information I can think of but feel free to reply if you have further questions.