(Closed) What would you do (family member stole from me)

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 102
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

She isn’t going to pay you back.  I know she’s your cousin and you love her, but sometimes people we love take advantage of our giving nature.  You need to file that report.  She needs to know there are consequences for her actions.

Post # 103
8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@MrsStrawberry24: Any update? How’d it go at the station? Any word from your cousin?

I’m really sorry for this situation you are in.

Post # 104
5887 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

honestly, it sounds like she’s an unfit role model for these children, and they SHOULD be taken away from her.  what kind of a childhood is it being shuffled around from couch to couch while your mother steals?

Post # 105
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m glad you decided to file the police report. She needs to learn that this is unacceptable. I hope it goes well and the kids are okay!

Post # 106
1546 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would file a police report. It sucks. She will be angry. But I think it will be a wake up call and in the end, when she turns things around for herself she most likely won’t be mad anymore. I think not filing the police report you will be enabling her. If she doesn’t have a prevoius record she’ll most likley just be mandated by the court to repay your money plus fees etc. Most banks will keep charging you anywhere form $25-35 per day for the negative balances, and with each debit for a fee they can attach another over draw fee, its a vicious cycle. Plus no bank will give your money back without filing a police report. Have you reached out to your family? what do they think you should do?

Post # 107
9814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@nickels: If you read the thread, OP has decided to file a report and has contacted her family including her fiance’s uncle who is a lawyer.

Post # 108
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

hoping for an update. It’s a bad situation but shes handling wonderfully

Post # 109
3216 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Let us know how things go!

Post # 110
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I hate to say it, but filing a police report is likely the best thing to do. Given her situation, she likely won’t go to jail. Community service. Sometimes lessons are best learnt the hard way.

It is great of you to be there for your cousin. If she stops talking to you over this, she was the one who asked for it. I honestly hate people like that. Don’t bite the hand that feeds!

Post # 111
4369 posts
Honey bee

Let us know how it goes. I’m sorry you had to go through this. I think the decision to go to the police is right, like PPs have said, some people need to hit rock bottom. Hopefully this is it for her and she can turn it around for her own sake and the sake of her kids.

Post # 112
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Didn’t read all the responses but cant see return what she bought?

Post # 114
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It is definitely not your fault the kids are in foster care…it’s hers! She is the one who stole, not you!

Post # 115
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@MrsStrawberry24: OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!! I’m so glad you went last night. I CANNOT BELIEVE the audacity, holy shit!!! drugs in the room she got with some stranger dude and her KIDS!? thank God you turned her in. Seriously. thanks for the update!!!

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