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I sold something on paypal for $2300; now no item to deliver & no refund...jail? or lawsuit?

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I sold something on paypal for $2300; now no item to deliver & no refund...jail? or lawsuit?

 

I sold something on paypal directly for $2,300

 

Now I don't have the item nor do I have the guy's money.

 

The person I gave the item to deliver absconded with it.

 

He called me & said not to go to the cops cos he knows gang members who'd hurt me.

 

Can I go to jail? 

 

or is something like this a civil non criminal matter?

 

If I do go to jail I live in California which might interpret this as a Grand Theft matter of possibly selling something I never had to sell (false pretenses).

 

Grand theft in CA is the same thing as Grand Larceny in NY or NJ....but just worded differently.

 

It's for the "theft of something valued over $1000".

 

The item I sold does fall into this category cos I received $2,300 for it...but I did not ship the item cos the person I entrusted to ship it stole the item as I stated above.

 

I don't have the money to refund the buyer.

 

Paypal has reimbursement practices to have the buyer get reimbursed.

 

Isnt this just a civil matter.

 

If not how much jail time would I get for this? (if any)....

 

 

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If the buyer reports the matter to the police, they may or may not investigate.  Impossible for us to know.  More likely, you will get sued in small claims court.

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Have you been contacted by the buyer or PayPal concerning this transaction?

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