What happens if you sell stolen property? 6 Answers as of July 22, 2011

What can happen if you sold some gold that was stolen by your friend and you sold it?

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Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law | Jules Fiani
You can be charged criminally with receiving and concealing stolen property.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/22/2011
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
What you are talking about is Fencing stolen property. It is covered under the crime Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property. It is either a felony or misdemeanor depending on the value of the goods. You could go to jail.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/14/2011
Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
Craig W. Elhart, P.C. | Craig Elhart
You could be charged criminally with any variety of possible crimes including receiving and concealing stolen property, sale of stolen property, etc. if you know the property is stolen. Depending on the facts, it you may also be charged with an aiding and abetting charge.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/13/2011
Klisz Law Office, PLLC
Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
You can be charged with receiving and concealing stolen property.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/12/2011
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law | Steven C. Bullock
You could be charged with receiving and concealing stolen property. Aiding and abetting the original theft, or a combination.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/12/2011
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    If you knew the property was stolen or had reason to believe it was stolen, you could be charged with being in possession of stolen property. You could also be held liable in a civil action by the owner for the value of the property. If charged or sued, you need to retain a lawyer as soon as possible.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/12/2011
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