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    Default Are Theft Reports Admissible Evidence in Criminal Cases

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Tennessee - Are the records of a company(merchant theft reports) admissable in criminal court, without the individual that wrote them, testifying to what the records state? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Company Records Admissable in Criminal Court

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    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Tennessee - Are the records of a company(merchant theft reports) admissable in criminal court, without the individual that wrote them, testifying to what the records state? Thanks.
    Depends on what's in the report.

    But, possibly yes.

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    Default Re: Company Records Admissable in Criminal Court

    In a theft of property case in criminal court, if a merchant has written reports that an individual was in a different county or even in a different state, in that merchants store being reported that items similar to items that are found in the county that arrests were made, but said items are not identifiable by serial numbers, only universal product codes, can these written reports be used as evidence of theft of property without the author of the report testifying in criminal court. Author of report is not an eyewitness either. Only a witness to videotape after the fact. Thanks.

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    In a theft of property case in criminal court, if a merchant has written reports that an individual was in a different county or even in a different state, in that merchants store being reported that items similar to items that are found in the county that arrests were made, but said items are not identifiable by serial numbers, only universal product codes, can these written reports be used as evidence of theft of property without the author of the report testifying in criminal court. Author of report is not an eyewitness either. Only a witness to videotape after the fact. Thanks.
    Seems to me that, even if the merchant testified, his testimony would be so nebulous as to be worthless.

    Without him testifying, a report like that (with no PROOF of anything) is likely to be ruled inadmissible.

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