Post # 1
I work at a retail store and lost my ring in the store last week. I was helping a customer when I felt something hit my foot. I didn’t see anything around and didn’t think too much about it until I noticed my ring was now missing about an hour later. My lovely coworkers and I searched in that general area and then some and could not find it. I’ve been checking the lost and found regularly as well.
The ring’s warranty only has theft replacement when a police report is filed. I talked to an associate at the store and that’s pretty set. I’m fairly certain she was hinting at me lying for the police report, but I’m too honest and really uncomfortable with that idea. I am not sure what to do at this point.
Should I try for a police report with the truth? My fiance said I should see if I can have security find the time when I lost it and see if someone picked it up with the security cameras and then file a report. Would that even work?
Also, it was a set. If there’s nothing to do and we have to get another, the sales associate at the jewelers told me that it would be more expensive to buy the part I lost without the wedding band (which I still have). SO! If I got another set, what would I do with the band?
Or is there a way I can just get the band made into a legitimate looking wedding ring by taking it some where.
Either way, this sucks and I am too poor for this unfortunate situation. Please help. And please don’t tell me what I should have done after feeling it hit my foot. I’m not dumb or a time traveler.
Post # 2
I would definitely take a look at the security footage if that’s an option! It may help you see where it rolled (depends on quality of video) which would lead you on another sweep of the store or at least prove it was picked up and stolen so you can file a police report.
That’s such a pain, but I wouldn’t spend too much money immediately to replace it if it’s too expensive and it’s not replaced by warranty or insurance if lost. You still have the band, which is the sign of your marriage and commitment! Keep us posted. I’m hopeful you will find it in the store
Post # 3
Yeah, I would go with the security footage. If you see someone pick it up/take it out of the store, you wouldn’t be lying.
Post # 4
jessica.370: aww so sorry to hear that! What kind of ring was it?
couple days ago my other coworker found a wedding set (unique looking) well it looks like a set since it was a ring with a band and she gave it to lost and found, we were just talking today how sad that lady must be…
Post # 6
you cannot lie, I agree with you on that point. Have you tried a swiffer duster sticky broom? Perhaps a good sweep under the displays will pick it up?
Post # 7
I’m so sorry, I know how you feel. I lost my engagement ring about a year ago. Mine was insured through our homeowners so I did replace it. Honestly if you file a police report no one will know your fibbing. Police reports are just “for the record” there won’t be an investigation unless you actually knew the person’s name that stole it and you wanted to press charges. But i understand being nervous to do this, I would be too. I hope you find your ring and don’t have to resort to filing a report or buying a new ring out of pocket. Goodluck
Post # 8
I forgot to mention that you could try using a black light in the area you lost it. Some diamonds have fluorescence which will make your ring glow when a black light is shined over it. It’s definitely worth trying after hours when you can dim the store lights.
Post # 9
Don’t file a bogus police report. Not only is it a waste of the police’s time, lies have a tendency to come back and haunt you. Maybe your next ring truly is stolen and your future claim is denied on a technicality or due to too many claims. Maybe the ring turns up and then you are in trouble with the police for making a false report, or your corporate loss prevention department finds out that you’ve lied and decide you shouldnt be working there.
A person’s honesty and integrity is worth WAY more than any ring and when it comes to making a police report, there’s no such thing as “just fibbing.” Something is either true or it’s not.
view the security footage before you decide what to do next.
Post # 10
I agree with everyone telling you not to lie. Do you have renter’s or homeowner’s insurance that would cover the loss? I’d also review the security tapes to see if you can see where the ring bounced. If someone picked the ring up, and walked off with it, it’s not really stealing, so, in my opinion, a police report wouldn’t be justified then either.
Post # 11
Don’t lie, it’s insurance fraud, filing a false report etc…I’d recommend checking my homeowners/renters policy. You may also want to check with your accountant you many be able to write off the loss
Post # 12
I think your shit outta luck at this point. DO NOT waste the police time filing a report for something that wasn’t stolen. You LOST it. Big difference. it obviously wasn’t sized, for it to just fall off without you noticing. If someone did stumble across it, it’s still not stealing… Just accept your loss.. And get better insurance on your next ring.
Post # 13
jessica.370: I’ve almost lost my ring once, thankfully I found it after a while.
We have my ring insured through homeowners as well, but honestly if it was just my ring lost it wouldn’t be worth the deductible to claim it.
We have talked about this before and basically I just wouldn’t have a ring for a few years until we could afford another one.
Post # 14
Just posting to clear up some confusion. If someone found the ring and walked off with it without turning it in to lost and found it is stealing and a police report can be made. If you find something that doesn’t belong to you and do not intend to try to return it to its proper owner you have committed larceny. I know, this happens often, but it does not mean that it is not a crime.
OP sorry for your lose, hope this reminds people to make sure they have insurance on jewlery that they oherwise could not afford to replace.
Post # 15
I’m pretty sure that you can do a police report even if you don’t have proof that it was technically ‘stolen’. You can do a police report to just simply record the incident. You should do the report based on the exact truth. Looking at the cameras is a great idea too.