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    Angry Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Its come down to this. A FELONY!?!? Law makers need to stop this crap!

    A traffic stop landed Antonio Walker in Norfolk Circuit Court in September.
    Walker, a passenger in a vehicle, discovered he was wanted when police ran his name through their database, according to testimony.
    Walker was arrested, fingerprinted and booked into Norfolk City Jail.
    His charge? A rental store, ColorTyme, claimed in court that Walker had not completely paid for, or returned, a dining room set worth $1,200 after months of missed payments and ignored phone messages.
    Walker had a powerful incentive to settle the matter a guilty verdict could mean jail, court costs, restitution and a felony conviction to stain his record for future employers.
    Walker pleaded not guilty. He told a judge the furniture was too big for his home and he had already returned it.
    A growing number of people who fall behind or disregard lease payments on household goods and do not return the merchandise are being charged with felonies by prosecutors, according to a Pilot analysis of Virginia Supreme Court data.
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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Im not sure what you position is on this..I know mine is that they should be prosecuting them for felonies, its grand theft.
    If they didnt come down on people that took thousands in furniture and signed and agreement then decide they arent paying and they are keeping the furniture..how long can they stay in business.

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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Its come down to this. A FELONY!?!? Law makers need to stop this crap!

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    You should go to jail if you don't pay for your purchases. It's no different than walking into the store taking it and refusing to pay for it. It's theft. Don't like it? Pay in cash.
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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Im not sure what you position is on this..I know mine is that they should be prosecuting them for felonies, its grand theft.
    If they didnt come down on people that took thousands in furniture and signed and agreement then decide they arent paying and they are keeping the furniture..how long can they stay in business.
    No. This is a matter for a collection agency. If I charge things on my charge card and don't pay the charge card bill, should the prosecutor file theft charges against me? Don't bother saying yes, because that doesn't happen. Nor should it. This is ridiculous. Rent-A-Centers!! You're thieves!! Allowed to charge usury interest under the guise of rent-to-own. Collect your own damn delinquencies.

    I should pay taxes so the state can help these thieves collect?? No way!!
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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Im not sure what you position is on this..I know mine is that they should be prosecuting them for felonies, its grand theft.
    If they didnt come down on people that took thousands in furniture and signed and agreement then decide they arent paying and they are keeping the furniture..how long can they stay in business.
    What is with people saying people should be nailed to a cross for minor to medium infractions of the law!?!? A FELONY is for physical crimes and major infractions. To me this crime is minor. It doesnt come CLOSE to deserving ANY jail time or even being a misdemeanor. Whomever thinks Im wrong should get a felony for not thinking this whole topic out!
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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    What is with people saying people should be nailed to a cross for minor to medium infractions of the law!?!? A FELONY is for physical crimes and major infractions. To me this crime is minor. It doesnt come CLOSE to deserving ANY jail time or even being a misdemeanor. Whomever thinks Im wrong should get a felony for not thinking this whole topic out!
    A thousand dollars' worth of furniture is grand theft. It's not like a car, where the owner can legally repossess.

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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    A thousand dollars' worth of furniture is grand theft. It's not like a car, where the owner can legally repossess.
    Thats a civil matter NOT a criminal one. And definately NOT a felony-worthy offense.
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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    A thousand dollars' worth of furniture is grand theft. It's not like a car, where the owner can legally repossess.
    If it is rent to own they can
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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    If it is rent to own they can
    What, they gonna break into your house to take it back? That's how repo men get shot.

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    Re: Criminal prosecutions soar in rent-to-own sector

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    A thousand dollars' worth of furniture is grand theft. It's not like a car, where the owner can legally repossess.
    Why can't they repossess? I think rent-to0own furniture is prob'ly repo'ed all the time.

    Maryland even has a procedure for resolving things when you rto stuff id repo'ed
    Maryland Attorney General - Consumer Publications - Rent-to-Own
    Your right to "reinstate" after late payments or repossession. The law allows consumers who are late in making payments to retain their rights to the item, even after it has been repossessed, if they make all outstanding payments. These provisions protect consumers who have made a substantial investment toward owning the property.

    If the dealer repossesses an item you were renting because you failed to make a payment, the dealer must give you a written notice that states your right to reinstate the rent-to-own agreement, the last date by which you can reinstate the agreement, and the amount you will have to pay to reinstate. You may reinstate the rent-to-own agreement within 15 days of the repossession by paying all past due charges, the reasonable costs of pickup and redelivery and a reinstatement fee of $5.

    Here's a guide on how to
    Rent-To-Own Repossession Laws | eHow.com

    I think repo-ing rto furniture definitely is possible.
    I may be wrong.

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