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  1. #1
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    Default After Pawning Someone's Stuff Learned It Was Stolen

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Colorado

    This guy told me he needed help pawning stuff that he promised me it wasn't stolen but I later learned it was I want to report it and make this right am I going to put myself in a bad place. I filled out the forms quick and said the stuff was mine and I just want to wash my hands of this guy and not have this come back to haunt me. No one has told me they found out or anything but it's wrong and I want to make sure I reported before they think I do it on purpose

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    Default Re: After Pawning Someone's Stuff Learned It Was Stolen

    I would contact an attorney on this one ... really, you want to do the right thing but you don't want a criminal conviction...if you go into a police station w/o being prepared you could do just the thing you want to avoid.

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    Default Re: After Pawning Someone's Stuff Learned It Was Stolen

    Obviously it was foolish of you to lie when pawning the items.

    If you want to report your actions you are free to go to the pawn shop, tell them that you lied when you pawned the items, and tell them the name of the person who asked you to pawn the items. You can anticipate that they will relay that information to the police. If the items are still available to be redeemed, you can redeem them and take them to the police yourself, taking the pawn shop out of the middle.

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    Default Re: After Pawning Someone's Stuff Learned It Was Stolen

    Rather than risk arrest and charges, I suggest you redeem the items and turn them over to the police. Do not mention the illegal act of pawning them.

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    Default Re: After Pawning Someone's Stuff Learned It Was Stolen

    I would keep away from the guy and not do anything b.c it's all in your name and the guy can just deny it. Maybe see if you can talk to a lawyer briefly, I would definitely not call the cops.

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