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1)get the Vin # the vehicle identification number 2)call the police and ask them to run the Vin they should be able to tell you if it is stolen or not and what to do next

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Q: What do you do if a car being repossessed or considered stolen is on your property Do you call a Repo Guy and if so where do you find this information?
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Why are you being charged with receiving stolen property with no property?

Not enough information to answer the question. MY GUESS would be that law enforcement can PROVE that you DID once have the stolen property in your possession.

Can a repossessed car be reported stolen?


Can a backhoe and trailer be taken with repossessed truck?

If they only have an order of repossession of the truck, then no. Otherwise, the trailer and backhoe would be considered stolen.

Can you go to jail for possessing stolen property?

Yes, you can! Possessing stolen property, or 'trafficking' in stolen property is a violation of the criminal statutes.

What if a repo car is given to a friend?

Then the car will be repossessed from where ever your friend leaves it, OR depending on the state, your friend may be arrested for aiding and abetting, or receiving stolen property.

What if your car is about to be repossessed but it gets stolen who is then responsible?

YOU are responsible for the debt that is secured by the "stolen" car. Be sure to make a police report on the 'stolen" car.

What is the difference between Possession of Stolen Property and Receiving Stolen Property?

Possession means that you have the property, chances are you knew it was stolen. Receiving Stolen Property means that you got it and you knew it was stolen. Typically this would be the person that bought it from a thief.

What constitutes trafficing stolen property?

Buying and selling property that is stolen, or that the individual knows, or should have reason to believe, is stolen.

Can you press charges after stolen property is returned?

can i press charges if i accept return of my stolen property

Is it a crime for you to buy stolen property if you did not know it was stolen?

It is not necessarily a crime if you can prove you purchased the property from a legitimate seller and had no indication it was stolen. However, you will lose the property because it will be confiscated by the authorities.

What does dealing in stolen property mean?

Someone is dealing in stolen property by buying or selling property they know to have been obtained unlawfully.

Can a person who holds title to a vehicle have it repossessed from someone driving it as a loaner?

Report it stolen.

Federal firearms laws on stolen guns?

There are no specific federal statutes, per se, regarding firearms that are stolen. Guns are considered "property" under the laws of all states, and as such the Possession or Receiving of Stolen Property is a prosecutable offense under STATE LAW. It is against federal law to possess a firearm from which the serial number has been filed off or is disfigured so as to be unreadable. Stolen and recovered firearms are considered "property." When recovered, if they are traceable, they are returned to their rightful owners.

Can you find my car by the VIN if it was stolen or repossessed?

There are certain strict procedures that an automobile repossessor must follow when he is repossessing your car. The repossessor must notify the police that such vehicle is being repossessed, you did before or after the repossession has occurred. In either case, the police should know right away that the vehicle was repossessed. If this is not the case, then the vehicles like to have been stolen.

If you bought stolen property but did not know it was stolen what should you do?

Turn yourself in and explain that you had no idea that it was stolen.

What is the penalty for trafficking stolen property?

About the same as for the person who initially stole the property. Since you are selling known stolen property, one could face the same charges or more. See:

Can you get in trouble for receiving stolen a good and you did not know it was stolen?

you can get the charge of posetion of stolen property and yes get into trouble.

If your husband has stolen property can you be held liable for not returning it?

That could be a stretch, but you can possibly be charged with knowingly having stolen property and not reporting it.

Punishment for receiving stolen property?

Varies in different states, but usually depends upon the dollar amount and the type of the stolen property.

How can you find out if your husbands car was repossessed or stolen?

IF your nae was NOT on the paperwork, you may have a hard time finding out. If it IS, then call the lender and ask about YOUR car. Or call the PD where it was alledgedly stolen.

If you unknowingly purchased stolen goods do you have a right to keep them?

Absolutely not. Recovered stolen property is returned to the rightful owner. If a reasonable person knows, or has reason to know, that property that has come into their possession, through gift or purchase, is potentially stolen, and that person maintains that property, they are guilty of possession of stolen property. This means that if your friend sells you a $2000.00 stereo for $100.00 (which is obviously a deal too good to be true) and you keep the property believing that it may be stolen, you could be charged with a crime. You should also keep in mind that you can say that you didn't believe that the property was stolen when you kept it; however, if a jury of twelve people think that you should have had enough common sense to know the property was stolen, you could still be convicted.

What if your car was repossessed and you can't find out where it is to get your belongings?

Contact the lender they have to tell you where your car is so you can get your belongings.If they refuse send them a certified letter demanding the return of your property, list what you can and the approximate value.At the same time file a stolen property report with the police.If you don't hear from the lender sue in court.

What is pc496a?

receiving stolen property

Are World of Warcraft private realms legal?

Yes they are against the policies of Blizzard. Further more, they could also be considered illegal law-wise. They could be considered stolen property.

What does possession of proceeds of crime mean?

You were found to be in possession of stolen property. It's also known in other jurisictions as "Receiving Stolen Property."