The reality is, whether a customer will face legal repercussions has everything to do with the legitimacy of the...
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initial transaction, and nothing to do with the serial number showing up as stolen. As long as the customer -- in this case, you or your organization -- has documentation that the machine was legally purchased, then the criminal liability would fall on the seller. In that case, there's no question the authorities would want to hear from you as soon as possible. But if the transaction is not legitimate, then obviously you have a slew of other problems to consider.
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