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Initial post: Jun 23, 2014 6:52:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2014 7:03:14 PM PDT
Josue says:
I read an article online stating that there had been an update for the fire tv so I of course go through mine to see if it had updated. In the process I found photos that were taken with the stolen Fire. I now know who it is. She took ten pictures of herself and of course those pictures are automatically uploaded to the cloud and I have access to them. Not only did she steal my kindle but she purchased free items while still registered to my account thus I received emails for every purchase which is how I knew it was stolen. I quickly called and got it blocked. But now I find this. There has got to be something I could do now.

I did get the fire replacement at no charge to me so it all turned out okay for me but now that I have proof, is there anything else I can do? Should I report it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 6:59:00 PM PDT
Absolutely, report it to the police. You know who did it and the photos are evidence of that. I hope you kept the e-mails of the purchases she made while she had it.

Reporting it to Amazon will do nothing. You have to report it to your local police.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:02:36 PM PDT
Josue says:
Going back through my emails I no longer have the ones for the purchases but they do show up in my purchase history on the same date that these photos were taken which was the day the fire was delivered to my home.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:13:19 PM PDT
Do you actually know the person?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:16:09 PM PDT
Josue says:
I don't but I think it's someone my neighbors may know. That is one of the issues, I don't know who she is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:28:03 PM PDT
That will probably work.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:28:45 PM PDT
Definitely report it, and hopefully the police will investigate and be able to determine who it is. You've nothing to lose. At least you got it blocked so she can't access your account anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:29:17 PM PDT
Plaster her face on Face Book. That usually gets results. Give the photos to the newspaper. They love that stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:31:39 PM PDT
Heck with that ...... post it on posters (on telephone polls etc) publicly out the thief of packages from your door/porch!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:32:05 PM PDT
Artist says:
Are you concerned that your neighbors would be upset? I think they probably know what kind of a person she is. I'd take over one of the pictures and ask "Isn't this someone you know?"

Nonetheless, you should report it to the local police. It doesn't matter whether you got a replacement. What matters is that she is a thief, and she may be stealing from other people. The only problem is that the police probably won't have the time or resources to follow up on your complaint because of the amount involved, but it's always good to have it on file.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:33:50 PM PDT
I don't know what kind of neighbourhood this person lives in. I tend to be a bit conservative when offering advice in these situations.

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 7:36:12 PM PDT
How can you be sure she is the one who took it? Someone else might have given/sold it to her without her having any knowledge that it was stolen. I'd be careful of any public accusations or you could find yourself in court.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:44:04 PM PDT
Josue says:
The kindle was delivered to my house at a quarter to one according to my delivery status. The first purchase done was at one o' clock and from there another nine or ten others. I find that too short a time for someone to manage to steal and sell an item that was not being expected.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:45:42 PM PDT
Josue says:
No, I am not concerned about what my neighbors think or say.

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 9:00:42 PM PDT
Lucky Tip says:
You might want to make a report to the company that delivered it (UPS) since they may be handling other claims of stolen items in your neighborhood. I remember one Christmas season, I had an expensive delivery from Land's End stolen twice (the original shipment and the replacement). Land's End was great and sent out another replacement that I picked up at the UPS warehouse.

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 9:40:07 PM PDT
onewac says:
Can't Amazon turn the stolen device into a brick so it can't be used at all? Apple and I think other companies can do it. By all means report it to UPS and the police. If this person didn't steal it herself, but got it from the person who did, it will bring attention to her and might help. I wouldn't directly accuse her of the crime but she is at the least a party to a crime. Amazon won't do anything until you file a police report and have a case number, same with most companies. As for the purchases, you can print out a copy of the purchase order details. Also print out the photos, copies of the purchases for the police report. The more detail you can add to the report the better it is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 9:44:03 PM PDT
As soon as Josue reported to Amazon that the Kindle Fire was stolen, Amazon would have bricked it.
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