Stolen property

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Stolen property

by: bobajob on
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:56 am

I wanna buy a second hand laptop from kijiji.

I'm concerned about stolen property or more clearly, getting done for receiving stolen property.
If I do buy something and it turns out to be stolen; I understand it's not mine and would need to be returned,
but would they charge me?

I know someone in the UK who did time for receiving (unknowingly).

If I print of the advert and meet the person at there house and have them sign a document.
Have I taken reasonable steps?

What about buying things from car boot sales/ flea markets? same thing....

cheers in advance
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by: argyll on
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:28 am

Not really HTA !

But you have to have knowledge that something is stolen to make out the mens rea element of the offence. Having said that, if something is too good to be reasonable then that can work against you. But yes, if you are found to have something stolen then you have to give it up and your only recourse is to sue the person who sold it to you.
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by: bobajob on
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:50 am

LOLZ, yeah sorry; I should really read when it says "discuss general traffic..."

I guess this is one site I kinda trust the ppl and advice,
soz if it came straight out of left field

txs on the reply; just dont wanna spend any time in the big house with a man called "mary" ;)


argyll wrote:Not really HTA !

But you have to have knowledge that something is stolen to make out the mens rea element of the offence. Having said that, if something is too good to be reasonable then that can work against you. But yes, if you are found to have something stolen then you have to give it up and your only recourse is to sue the person who sold it to you.
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by: Mugwug on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:48 am

Do some due diligence as well, you can check the online public portal of CPIC to check if an object has been reported stolen by it's serial number;

http://app.cpic-cipc.ca/English/searchformproperty.cfm

Just exercise caution when buying from less reputable sources, not just because the item may have a checkered past, but because its condition may not be as the seller describes it.


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by: bobajob on
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:16 am

great txs mugwug; good link and point.

I'm in IT so I can spot a dodgy computer, but not the "legalities of it" :)

txs again good buddy
Mugwug wrote:Do some due diligence as well, you can check the online public portal of CPIC to check if an object has been reported stolen by it's serial number;

http://app.cpic-cipc.ca/English/searchformproperty.cfm

Just exercise caution when buying from less reputable sources, not just because the item may have a checkered past, but because its condition may not be as the seller describes it.
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* Challenge every ticket
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