My son stole my jewelry and sold it at a cash for gold shop. Do I have to press charges against my son to get my jewelry back?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Ohio
My son confessed to me and I went to the shop. They wanted his name, which I did not give them. Then they started talking about manditory police involvement and charges being pressed against my son. I was shocked..they obviously were trying to spook me..which they did. However I honestly cannot see how they could have taken all the jewelry he brought in to them. My son is only 19 and he have well over $8,000 in jewelry ...which they gave him $850 for
Welcome and thank you for your question!I am sorry to learn of these circumstances. Does your son still have the $850?
No he does not.. I am more than willing to pay the $850 to get my jewelry back..he also threw the reciept he was given away. He did show his drivers license to them ..so there should be record of what he sold them.
Thank you. I understand why this is such a frustrating situation for you and, I assure you, that you are not the first parent who has had this happen to them.Your son may be only 19 -- however, he is a legal adult and that made the transaction a legal one.The gold shop does not have to return the jewelry if it doesn't want to. Indeed, what they told you is true: you'd have to press criminal charges against your son. Once charges are filed, the police will seize the jewelery as evidence and you could get it back at the end of the criminal case (and then the jewelery store would likely file an insurance claim to cover their loss).I know that this is not what you wanted to hear but you deserve a candid answer. I wish very much that I could offer you an answer that was more favorable to your circumstances, but the law seems to be pretty clear. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so.I hope you understand.It has been my pleasure to assist you today with your information needs. It is my goal that you are satisfied. No expert can promise you an answer that is favorable to your circumstances. But I will do my very best to explain the legal principles that are related to the facts you’ve described so that you can better understand the “why” of things. What are your options now?If you wish to continue this conversation, click on the Reply tab. If you are satisfied that I have answered your question, then please rate the answer with “excellent service” so that I receive credit for assisting you. Positive ratings are the only way I receive credit for assisting you today.IF you feel the need to click either "Helped a little" or "I expected more," then do not rate me (not yet, anyway!). Instead, reply to me using the REPLY tab. Specify what additional information you need and I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek. Thanks, ~~ J.B.
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