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Guy reported his car stolen and collect insurance. Put the car in his girlfriend's garage and didn't tell her. This was mid 2018. She finds out and demands he move the car. He refused and then killed himself in January. So now this girl has a stolen car in her garage that's been there for over a year. How should she resolve the matter without risking legal trouble? Located in North Carolina.

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33 minutes ago, John Sharp said:

Guy reported his car stolen and collect insurance. Put the car in his girlfriend's garage and didn't tell her. This was mid 2018. She finds out and demands he move the car. He refused and then killed himself in January. So now this girl has a stolen car in her garage that's been there for over a year. How should she resolve the matter without risking legal trouble? Located in North Carolina.

 

She doesn't have a stolen car in her garage. It was never stolen. The guy instead committed insurance fraud. What she does is contact the police about the car.

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They would have to prove she knew about the fraud and was assisting by hiding the car. And the longer she goes without reporting it the worst she looks.  But she would certainly look even worse if she did anything else to get rid of the car.

 

Why did she wait so long after his death?  This is a question that she will be asked.

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4 hours ago, John Sharp said:

Put the car in his girlfriend's garage and didn't tell her. This was mid 2018. She finds out and demands he move the car. He refused and then killed himself in January.

 

How does she not know for six months that the car was in her garage? That makes no sense at all.

 

4 hours ago, John Sharp said:

So now this girl has a stolen car in her garage that's been there for over a year.

 

Another 8 months and she's just addressing this now?

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She knew the car was in her garage but she didn't know it was stolen. She asked him to move it and he refused. After arguing about it he came clean and told her he didn't have anywhere to put it because he had claimed it was stolen. That was part of what prompted the break-up. Shortly thereafter he killed himself.

 

She was in a lot of distress after that. He had called her on her birthday, got her to face time, and then shot himself while she was watching. She didn't consider doing anything about it until recently because she didn't want to think about it. I know it's messed up, but obvously there are emotional issues at play.

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You should have led with that important bit of information.

 

The fact remains, she needs to call the police about the car and the situation and do it ASAP. Given her situation, nothing bad will happen to her.

 

One alternative occurs to me. If she can get into the car and find insurance papers she can just call the insurance company and have them pick up the car.

 

 

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On 8/31/2019 at 10:24 AM, John Sharp said:

So now this girl has a stolen car in her garage

 

On 9/1/2019 at 8:57 AM, John Sharp said:

she didn't know it was stolen.

 

It wasn't stolen.

 

 

On 8/31/2019 at 11:45 AM, John Sharp said:

And there won't be any issue with the fact that it's been sitting there for over a year?

 

She's certainly going to be asked why it took her seven-plus months after the guy's death to do something about this.  The explanation you gave above is pretty weak, but if that's all she's got....

 

And yes, calling the police and/or the insurance company would be a good idea

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