it doesn't matter if the pope takes over your vehicle payments. if he stops making them, your credit is damaged and the vehicle is repossessed.
the person the vehicle was leased to is responsible as they are the ones that have caused the vehicle to need to be repossessed.
Probably not. You'd have to ask an attorney.
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Report it stolen.
In New Jersey, it is the responsibility of the person who registered the vehicle. When the vehicle is repossessed, the person from whom it was taken will be contacted to allow them to pick up their belongings. At this time, they will be given the plates as well as any other personal items left in the vehicle. They can then be returned to the agency.
A written note
If there is evidence of fraud, the person hiding the vehicle can be prosecuted and possibly even put in prison.
First, you have the burden of proof it was in the vehicle. This is nearly impossible unless you have photos of it in there as they took it. Judges are not sympathetic to those repossessed as there are so many who claim valuables lost while in impound or when repossessed. You will likely not be paid anything. Sorry, but the way the cookie crumbles.
No, but they can be cited for contempt of court if a replevin or other court order is issued for the recovery of the vehicle.