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Your question relates to insurance fraud , obtaining money under false pretenses, and larceny.
Depending on the value of the jewelry this could either be a misdemeanor or felony crime but is most likely a felony.
As the insurer you do have a duty to report a crime or could be also liable as an accessory after the fact in concealing the crime.
If you or your finance have made a claim on the jewelry , as well as there being criminal implications for fraud, the jewelry belongs to the insurance company and not you if you have been paid for the loss.
I'm sorry that this isn't an easy answer. While this may have been just a mistake on behalf of your fiance and if the two of you were voluntarily to reimburse the insurance company, they would more than likely not even press charges.
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That's right. Under Minnesota law, an engagement ring is a conditional gift on the event of the marriage taking place; if the marriage never takes place the ring should be returned to the buyer, if not the recipient can be sued in civil court.
I already outlined insurance fraud law to you.
Minnesota Statute 609.611 INSURANCE FRAUD.
The penalty for fraud is the following :
Whoever violates this provision may be sentenced as provided in section 609.52, subdivision 3, based on the greater of (i) the value of property, services, or other benefit wrongfully obtained or attempted to obtain, or (ii) the aggregate economic loss suffered by any person as a result of the violation. A person convicted of a violation of this section must be ordered to pay restitution to persons aggrieved by the violation. Restitution must be ordered in addition to a fine or imprisonment but not in lieu of a fine or imprisonment.
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