Oklahoma City, OK asked in Consumer Law for Michigan

Q: I purchased a lost item from an auction. The original owner is still attached. The item is worth $200.00. Will I go to j

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Nico E. Banks
Nico E. Banks

A: Your question is cut off, but it seems like you are probably asking whether there could be criminal penalties for keeping a lost item that you purchased. The answer is, it depends. The most important factor may be whether you knew at the time you purchased the item that it belonged to someone other than the seller. You should consult an attorney. One option may be to return the item to its original owner and demand a refund from the individual who sold it to you at the auction.

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