Toledo, OH asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Copyright for Ohio

Q: Is it legal to sell someone's else stuff without their knowledge or consent?

Until my lease for my new apartment began, I stayed at my friend's place for a month. Recently when moving in, I forgot some items at the friend's place. The next day after move-in, I asked the friend if I can go to their place and collect my remaining items. They said they were out of town so I waited for 3 days until they came back. I received a text from my friend's boyfriend who said that he put up my stuff on Facebook market. Prior to the move in, he did joke that he will sell my items. I told him I will arrive to their place that evening to collect my items. When I arrive I found out that my lamp was sold shortly after I texted him that afternoon on when I will be arriving to collect my stuff. After some prodding, I got the number of the buyer and after texting him I found out that another item was sold without my knowledge. The items sold were done without my explicit consent and knowledge. What are my options and how do I take further legal action?

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Take a criminal complaint against the boyfriend for theft and conversion.

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