In California, specific satues (Business and Professions Code 7500 et seq) grant licensed reposession agencies certain rights to reposess items and collateral. Consent is required for their entry into a private dwelling, however. The issue here is whether your tenant could lawfully grant consent, mistaken or not, and whether the agency's bad faith in lying changes anything. I am not an expert in this area, however. You should consult an attorney who is familiar with this situation to see what your options are. While you may have an action for trespass and theft (i.e., a civil action), you may also wish to report the activity to the licensing board and go after the company that way (a regulatory action).
Although it may not be a criminal matter, you may have a civil case against the rental company for taking your property in addition to repossessing their property. You should call an attorney for a consultation. I am available to speak with you and give you a free consultation. Call me at (310) 577-0870.
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