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How long can a company like Rent a Center and Aarons wait to press charges for unreturned merchandise?

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How long can a company like Rent a Center and Aarons wait to press charges for unreturned merchandise?

Postby salvadore94 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:40 am

My boyfriend was renting furniture through a company like this and his name was on the contract. He broke up with his girlfriend and moved out, leaving the furniture in her possession. She sold the furniture on him, and he did not file a police report. This happened two years ago or more and the company is know trying to press charges on him. Can they still do that after it being so long? I know he isn't the only one who has dated a crazy person lol, has this similar situation happened to anyone else? Any insight would be great, looking for some laws or rock solid evidence to put this situation at ease. ALSO, he talked to the company when it first happened and they said they were going to write it off, which obviously they did not.
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How long can a company like Rent a Center and Aarons wait to press charges for unreturned merchandise?

Postby madison86 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:45 am

They have 7-10 years to take you to court depending on the state
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How long can a company like Rent a Center and Aarons wait to press charges for unreturned merchandise?

Postby nicolas » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:47 am

First off "write it off" is an accounting term, not a legal one. That meant NOTHING to pursue the matter legally....obviously. Second, the laws vary by each state and it depends on what legal avenue they are taking.
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How long can a company like Rent a Center and Aarons wait to press charges for unreturned merchandise?

Postby crosbey » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:50 am

Does he even know this is in his credit reports?
All 3 are free once a year at
Annual Credit Report.com https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp
Employers check, so do landlords and car insurance companies.
No credit/debit card required.
No need to pay for the score, it's useless for what he needs.

These companies are aggressive. They will sue.
They can garnsih wages and go after assets such as checking and savings.
What b/f needs to do is sue the ex in court.
This does not guarantee that he will get the money.
She could claim that the furniture was a gift, or that the property was abandoned.
The b/f is crazy for leaving property behind.
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