Newport, TN asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: I was the 1st and only lien holder of this motorcycle they pawned it the pawn shop forged my name after taking mine

The local police advised me to talk to the pawn shop owner so I did and also have the conversation record and video between the pawn shop owner taking my title as well as the officer who came when I reported him taking my title from me what can I do to fix all this

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Anthony M. Avery

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A: You have to sue the Thief and the Pawn Shop for Conversion. You may be able to file it yourself in General Sessions Court, but preferably hire an attorney.. But it may not be worth the effort. Even after you get a Judgment, you will have trouble collecting. Service on the Thief may be difficult. It appears that the Pawn Shop will not be criminally liable nor will their License be in jeopardy. If you know where the bike is, you might be able to file an Action To Recovery Personal Property also.

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