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On a petty larceny in Virginia, you'd have 5 years to press charges. On a felony, there's no statute of limitations for this type of crime in your state, meaning that it would never get too old for you to prosecute.
That said, the longer you wait, the weaker your case would get, because a recent outcry once a crime was committed tends to bolster the complainant's credibility in the mind of a jury if the defendant chooses to fight the case.
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It really doesn't change things because you can't press charges. Only the prosecutor can do that. Once you report this, which you might wish to do for any number of reasons, it's the state that decides whether to go forward with charges or not, and it will do so regardless of your promise to the defendant.
But if you don't want to have him prosecuted, instead of reporting him, you could just sue him in small claims court for the value of the medication.
Correct for a felony theft. Otherwise you would have to file the report within 5 years for a misdemeanor.
The amount of monetary value of the property defines the seriousness of the crime. Up to $200 would be a misdemeanor. If the medication cost more than that, it's a felony.
If it was covered and you sustained no damages, you can't sue. Then you have to decide whether you care about having him punished criminally or not.
Your insurance company paid for the medicine, and they would determine the value of it from that. Yes, you'd have to file a report and let the police/prosecutor decide what to do from there.
If the value of the medication was more than $200., yes.
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