Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: If I have a ring that was sold without my knowledge.

My mom's ring was lost and construction workers found it. Without knowing they took it home cleaned it up and sold it. I learned of this on social media. One of the guys wives made contact with buyer who agreed to sell it back. Also was told ring was much more valueble after having it appraised. Now her story changed to she sold it to someone in TN but now changed again to she would sell it back for double what she paid for it. A police report has been made in Cobb County Ga. Could the buyer be charged with a crime as well as workers?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas
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A: It is only a crime to buy stolen items if a person 'knew or should have known' the item was stolen. The crime is called Theft by Recieving.

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