What happens if you don’t return a rent-a-center’s property?

Asked on January 9, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Arizona


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you fail to return rental property you can be facing both civil and criminal action. From a civil standpoint, you can be taken to court and sued for the cost of the items, etc. If your creditor wins a judgment it can then enforce it by means of a wage garnishment, seizure of non-exempt personal property and a lien against your house or other real estate holdings. From a criminal standpoint, you can be facing charges for "conversion", which is a type of theft of property.

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