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Thanks for your advice.
Members of my family have stolen equipment off me worth around £2,000. I am reluctant to involve the police in getting the equipment back as I'm afraid they will try to have me charged for fraud for renewing the mobile phone contract.
Is my best option simply to let them have the equipment? What kind of punishment would I receive? What are the worst and best case scenarios in terms of punishments I could recieve?
No, however in this case, as the family is very angry at me for the mobile phone contract they will not return my equipment at all unless they are legally forced to do so.
I could involve the police and have my equipment returned. However I believe that if I do this, they will try and press charges for fraud against me, for unlawfully impersonating my Granddad.
Obviously, I would rather forget about the equipment and let them have it than have a criminal conviction.
My question is therefore whether I would be likely to receive a criminal conviction for the mobile phone fraud and if so, what sort of sentence I would receive. (I have never been convicted in the past)