Re: Statute of Limitations for Car Theft
Failure to return a rented car is reported much the same as a stolen car, but it will be embezzlement as opposed to theft.
Presumably that thief would be arrested.
what if while the car was in your possession it was broken into and stolen, and nearly totaled and the police found that person, instead of you in the car?
The person arrested is liable for a crime unless you did something criminal as well.
and that person was arrested for "possession of stolen property"? how would that effect you? also if when the car was stolen and broken into, you reported it to the police as your car?
Did you fail to return a rental car that conveniently got stolen? Or did you neglect to tell the rental company?
Your "what if" scenario sounds like something my kids come up with. Perhaps you can let us know what actually DID happen, who was charged with what, and how this went down.
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