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First off, you can request (demand) her to return the items to you. When she fails to return the items, you can try to contact to police and report that she stole the items, advise them that you loaned them to your brother and she removed them from his home without authorization. The police will probably decline to do anything but you have created a record with them.
You also have the option to file a civil action
against her called a "replevin." A replevin is a legal remedy for a person to recover goods unlawfully withheld from his or her possession
. Because this is a legal action seeking to ask a party to do a specific act, i.e. return property, it cannot be filed in small claims
Another option is you can file a suit in small claims court for the value of the items. Small claims courts award money damages and do not compel parties to do specific acts. Prior to the court awarding a judgment you can offer to dismiss the suit in exchange for the property being returned.
The gifts that were given, if given to both of them belong to both of them and there is nothing you can do to reclaim the gift you or others gave to them. You brother could sue and ask the court divide the gifts among the two them. If gifts were given to your brother and she took them, he would have the same options that you do, filing a police report for the theft, initiating a replevin action and filing a suit for the value of the goods.
I hope that I have answered your question. Please let me know if you have more questions or need more information.
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