Thanks for your replies,
I know that when a friend of mines DS stole her mothers jewellery, her brother went straight up to cash converters and described each piece in detail and told them if they didn't give them back they would be charged with receiving stolen goods. They gave them back after ringing the police. They lost a couple of thousand dollars.
Cash Converters said they wouldn't do anything until the police were notified.
I think technically there needs to be a stolen item pawned or sold to cash converters for there to be any fines imposed on cash converters eg through a police report.
Scott doesn't care if Cash Converters is fined or not. They won't proceed with anything without a police report of some sort though.
When we were robbed recently, the police officer advised that you can go in yourself. It's more efficient than waiting for the police to do it.
That's interesting but different to what Scott was told. Maybe the store didn't want to deal with it at that point?
Surely Cash Converters is not the only business that pawns stuff.
Sounds like they are trying to get Cash Converters to deal with the problem without addressing the root cause... have they thought about what he'll do when that particular money source is cut off?
I get what you are saying but do you have any suggestions? How do they get to the root cause when John won't admit he has a problem, and in fact denies it?
Why should their items be his source of cash just because of the 'what if's' after it's cut off? Maybe he'll have to get a job? He was handed a job on a silver platter the other week. It was casual and not so glamorous but it was actually organised FOR him and all he had to do was turn up. He spent a week saying he was looking forward to it and on the Monday he didn't bother to make the effort. When asked why not he just shrugged his shoulders.
It has been thought about what he will do once that cash source is gone and it's not reasonable for anybody to expect that anybody would be in physical danger from him because he wants money (no expectation that he would become an armed robber etc). The most illegal thing he has done is this and maybe driving with a suspended license (for not paying fines). I've personally seen him walk away from his girlfriend and leave her to fend for herself when a man approached her to avoid the confrontation. I'd happily call him a coward but my views of him are probably skewed. With no reason to suspect anybody else is in danger there is no reason to care where his cash source is coming from.
It's well known that Cash Converters aren't the only pawn shop but it's the biggest and most well known. It would absolutely lower his opportunities.
He can fill out a police report and not lay charges but if he goes on record with Cash Converters and other Secondhand stores if he does it again he may then be reported by the store and charged for trying to sell stolen goods.
Thank you. Scott is aware that Cash Converters could charge John for making a false declaration and that's not really a concern. It isn't something that Scott would want to happen but that's the price John may have to pay for lying on a legal document and he accepts that. He just doesn't want to personally press charges.
I appreciate all of your replies.