If a friend of mine came into my uncle’s house and stole 2 older US coins, what will be the charge since we were home in the house at the time?

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If a friend of mine came into my uncle’s house and stole 2 older US coins, what will be the charge since we were home in the house at the time?

The coins are valued at approximately $50. We didn’t notice that they were missing for about a month. Since we were in the home while this occurred, does that change the charge (if my uncles chooses to press them)? Could it go from a misdemeanor to a felony since it occurred while we were here?

Asked on March 31, 2013 under Criminal Law, Ohio

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you hav written about possible charges could be burglarly (felony) or misdemeanor theft against the friend that stole the two coins valued at $50.00. Your uncle has the option of filing a civil lawsuit against the friend in small claims court for the value of the items taken besides a criminal matter.


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