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Is it true that when you are behind in car payments and they have not been able to find the car to repo it the lender can file charges for theft?


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2004-08-16 12:46:37
2004-08-16 12:46:37

It is true but not likely. The normal is to file a writ of REPLEVIN. The court has the sheriff come to get the car or YOU if you cant/wont produce the car. Just give it up and avoid all the extra charges ect.

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The charges for theft vary greatly depending on the monetary amount of the theft as well as the way the theft was taken out. Typically, punishment for theft can be anywhere from a $500 fine to life in prison-such as with aggravated grand theft.

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Possibly - especially if you start hiding your vehicle from the lender or the repo-man in order to keep the lawful owner (the lender) from taking it back due to non-payment. If you are willfully and knowingly depriving the lender of his lawful property and converting it to your own use, it is the same as if you had stolen it.

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Made payments on July but they get a letter explaining (id theft) some1 took my money from my bank , Can I recover $$ I already pay for? from who?? This event doesnt concern the lender on your car.This between you, the bank, and whomever did the ID theft.Can I sold the car and pay the dealer?":IF you can PAY OFF THE LOAN,YES. This is best done with the lender assistance on the paperwork,ect.

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Yes you must turn the vehicle in on a lease. You are responsible for the full amount of payments on the lease. If the vehicle is not turned in it can be reposessed.Remember you never owned it. It certainly does. Unless the person likes the idea of "Grand Theft Auto" charges. You would have to reafirm your contract with the lender and pay any accrued fees/penalties.


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