What can be done when a motel won't return my property? 10 Answers as of June 18, 2013

The motel we stayed at told me they found my wedding ring and said they will return it but they haven’t yet and tell me it is in the mail but I haven’t received it.

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Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Make a police report. The instant that the property is not being returned to the rightful owner, the crime occurs.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/9/2013
Law Office of Melvin Franke | Melvin Franke
Sue them for conversion.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 11/10/2012
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
Ever occur to you the mail man lost it or someone stole it? see if they have any proof that it was mailed.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 11/7/2012
Michael J. Sgarlat Attorney at Law | Michael Joseph Sgarlat
File a writ of Detinue.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 6/13/2013
Bulman Law Associates PLLC Injury Law Firm
Bulman Law Associates PLLC Injury Law Firm | Thomas Bulman
If it is a chain, report them to the national office.
Answer Applies to: Montana
Replied: 11/7/2012
    David F. Stoddard
    David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
    Eventually, if you never get it, you could sue them for the value of the ring. I would write them inquiring as to the status in order to get them to admit in writing that they did find it so they can't later deny it.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP
    Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP | Kevin Habberfield
    Call and complain. Keep moving up the ladder until someone takes action for you. Something like that should be sent CMRRR or insured. Ask for a tracking number.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    In the mail? Certified? Insured? Lost? They claim they mailed it, can you prove otherwise?
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/18/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    File a police report, otherwise you will not see your wedding ring. It may to late.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Law Offices of Hal Wright
    Law Offices of Hal Wright | Hal Wright
    Either sue them for the return of your property or report them to the police for theft of your ring.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/6/2012
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