I pawn it and they want it back I'm hope on a check Monday and I getting it out .. I don't want to go to jail but I'm scared if I show up the cops will be waiting for me and arreste me .. I talked to rent a center and they said as long as I return it they said the won't press charges .. I'm scared to death I have never been in trouble like this ...
You'd better return the TV ASAP and you will probably be okay because it won't be worth the time of the Rent Center folks to get involved in prosecuting you if they get their property back. Assuming the value of the TV is between $300 and $20,000, you are guilty of Third Degree Grand Theft and you can get up to 60 days in jail and a fine upon conviction in Florida. If you get arrested, call the Public Defender's office. Don't pull this stunt again.
Grand Theft 3rd Degree is punishable by up to 5 years in State Prison, so I would strongly urge you to get the TV out of pawn and return it to RAC, ASAP.
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As my colleagues have stated you should return their property ASAP and I hope that they do not file charges with law enforcement.
Whether they have you arrested or not, you will be MUCH better off returning the television. You have committed the crime of Grand Theft (value of property $300 or more), a Third Degree felony in Florida. They know who you are and, should you fail to return the television, you will, no doubt, be taken into custody. On the other hand, returning the television is the best evidence for the prosecutors and the judge, if charged, that you regret what you did BEFORE you got arrested. As a result, there are several beneficial outcomes for you, none of which involve jail and two of which will even avoid a conviction.
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