what do i do if my brother stole 900 woth of property from me?

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what do i do if my brother stole 900 woth of property from me?

so my brother has stolen a 550 camera and 350 projecter from me and
openly admitted to stealing and selling it to buy drugs. he promised
he was gonna pay me back therefore i did not file anything but now he
does not want to pay me back and denies stealing it. what do i do now
please help me

Asked on September 4, 2016 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1) You can certainly file a police report and press charge.
2) You can sue him for the money, such as in small claims court, acting as your own attorney ("pro se") to save on legal fees, but if he does not have much in the way of income or assets and doesn't care about having an unsatisfied judgment on his credit history, you are not likely to actually recover anything.


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