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Question: A friend of mine took a old used ac unit and scrapped it he and another employee noticed it in the trash for about 2 to three weeks afterthis occurred the company was reimbursed full value and he was charged with theft is this doable

Answer: It is hard to say with the information you provided. If the trash can and property in it (the old a.c. unit) was still the property of the company, and if the company intended on scrapping the a.c. unit itself, it may be theft. Something that is in the trash for 2 to 3 weeks is certainly arguable that the employer no longer wanted it, but if the trash can was kept by the employer and not put out to be taken away, it is still the property of the owner. Similar to if you throw something away in your trash at home, but the trash can sits in a garage and someone breaks in and removes it from the trash. It is still your property until it is picked up and taken away.

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  • A friend of mine took a old used ac unit and scrapped it he and another employee noticed it in the trash for about 2 to three weeks afterthis occurred the company was reimbursed full value and he was charged with theft is this doable

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