(Closed) I lost my engagement ring! What now?!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

Are you sure no one vacuumed in that area and perhaps it’s sitting in a vacuum at the store?? I’d check those too. Move all the racks. And check the footage if you can. I hope you find it. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Wow. Do not file a false police report. I can’t believe anyone would actually suggest/support you doing this. There are serious consequences for doing that (and as a PP mentioned, for insurance fraud as well which you’d also be charged with if caught). If you want to risk paying massive fines, facing potential jail time, and having a criminal record over a lost engagement ring, go right ahead, but that’s the last thing I’d do. 

If you want to try to file a report that says “I’m pretty sure I lost it at point X in the store, but we looked everywhere and it wasn’t anywhere around point X” (i.e., a TRUTHFUL report), that’s one thing. But I don’t know that your insurance will cover for that kind of report since I doubt their policy is just “was a police report filed? Yes or no? If yes, then coverage” — they would likely take a look into the substance of the report. But who knows. 

All I know is that do not file a police report that isn’t 100% honest. And keep in mind that leaving out any material facts (such that you know it dropped off your finger) is just as bad as making up a completely new story, so don’t think of doing that as a cute way out of trouble. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I want to know on what planet where it isn’t classified as stealing to find a ring and just walk off with it. What a strange moral compass that is!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’d definitely look at those security camera and sweep under the displays. You could have kicked it far under with your foot. Was it loose? 

Post # 20
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

jillbean1217:  I don’t think anyone has said that walkimg off with a found ring isn’t stealing.

i believe the issue is that the OP isn’t sure if someone picked the ring up, if it’s sitting in a vacuum cleaner bag somewhere after being accidentally collected when cleaning, or if it’s gotten pushed under some display in the store. So it’s not yet clear if the  ring has actually been stolen. If the insurance policy covers only theft, then losing it to a vacuum cleaner won’t be covered and the insurance company isn’t going to pay a theft claim unless there’s evidence a theft has happened.

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper

jillbean1217:  And that’s why if OP wants to try filing a report saying, “I lost the ring at this store at point X, but looked around point X when I noticed it was gone and could not find it. As it is a retail store, I believe it is possible that someone may have taken it” that is fine (assuming all that is true). But her filing a report that in anyway suggests it was stolen right off her finger or stolen from her home, etc. is not okay.

Post # 22
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Helper bee

Horseradish:  I think you will find that a previous poster did in fact say that walking off with a ring was not stealing!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

TheGridMonster:  I completely agree with you! I definitely think your suggestion was the best!

Horseradish:  someone (I should have tragged them but it’s on the previous page and my mobile us a pain in the butt on the bee) did say that finding a ring and walking off with it wasn’t theft, which is dumbfounding to me. But I’m not on team falsification either.

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would check the cameras, but I wouldn’t file a police report if you don’t see anything on the camera. Also, get better insurance on your next ring instead of just whatever the store has. 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

Any luck yet OP?  I hope you find your ring.  Was it too loose and that’s why it fell off?

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

A police report is a technicality. It does not prove or disprove a crime, the only purpose it serves is to make record of the incident. You do not need proof to file one. You can simply state that you think your ring was stolen, and that’s enough for a police report.

 

My car was broken into and all of my work supplies were stolen from it a couple years ago. They did not shatter the window, they used a tool that AAA usual to get into cars to simply pop the window out, it was easily fixed, and when I had the officer come to write the report they said this tool can be found at any auto store. Just with that report I was able to filed it to my renters insurance and recover the valie of my supplies.

 

Do NOT hesitate to file a police report if you sincerely believe someone may have picked your ring up. It’s not lying, it’s just a hoop you have to jump through.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yes, it was me who said it wasnt stealing. But I did research and I see it is. When I said it wasn’t stealing I was looking at it like, physically taken from someone. But I educated myself now. OP, you should call around to police barracks to see if anyone turned anything in. Maybe they stepped on the ring and it got stuck in the tread of their shoe. It’s worth a shot.

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Post # 29
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Bumble bee

Did you ever find your ring OP?  Hope you did!

jessica.370:  

Post # 30
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Honey bee

jessica.370:  

What a bummer! Sorry to hear of this, Bee.

 

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