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Would it stand up in court? Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
11th Jul '13

I moved out of my dads a year ago and I left stuff in storage at my dads. Things I didn't think I would really need like my expensive breast pump, pack n play, wii games, etc. Probably adds up to about 600 dollars worth of stuff that I KNOW is missing. My sister has a history of stealing since she was a little kid and her and her boyfriend got in trouble for stealing from walmart a little over a year ago so I KNOW who took them. Thing is, I didn't really have any proof that they stole this stuff. My dad said he over heard my sisters boyfriend talking about things that could be sellable of mine. When I confronted them about it they cussed me out and swore up and down that they didn't take my stuff and I had no proof that they did. So I told them I was done with them, that I never wanted to hear from them again or see them around my children. A couple weeks later, her boyfriend starts blowing up my phone harrassing me so I blocked him from my phone and then I get friend requests from him and my sister on my FB so I blocked them. Well today I saw messages in my "other" folder on there and I never really check them, it was from her boyfriend saying that he would buy and replace everything that was missing and that I needed to message him back. Is that pretty much him admitting that they stole my stuff? Would I be able to use that in court if I wanted to press charges for them stealing things? How do you go about reporting stolen things?

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
11th Jul '13

I think a judge may look at that message and ask why he would offer to replace it all if her didn't take it. so it might. but im not sure if you could press charges now.you might just have to settle for small claims court or just let him pay you back and never talk to him again

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
11th Jul '13

If he's willing to replace the stuff, why take him to court? Give him a chance to do the right thing.

[yo.] 1 child; Gayville, South Dakota 13371 posts
11th Jul '13

I would print the messages and go to a lawyer

3sACrowd 3 kids; Alaska 3325 posts
11th Jul '13

I doubt it. Usually the courts do not take FB seriously since it can easily be edited or misconstrued. Plus he didn't give much detail of what he wouldreplace of yours so it's not actual proof he stole from you.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" If he's willing to replace the stuff, why take him to court? Give him a chance to do the right thing."


Because they suck. They are low life pieces of shit. This isn't the first time they've stolen from me and my fiance. When we lived there, her boyfriend pulled a knife on my fiance. They are psycho.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting 3sACrowd:" I doubt it. Usually the courts do not take FB seriously since it can easily be edited or misconstrued. ... [snip!] ... or misconstrued. Plus he didn't give much detail of what he wouldreplace of yours so it's not actual proof he stole from you."


what about text messages? Are those better proof then FB messages?

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" If he's willing to replace the stuff, why take him to court? Give him a chance to do the right thing."</blockquote>




This.

3sACrowd 3 kids; Alaska 3325 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~MOM~ 16 weeks:</b>" what about text messages? Are those better proof then FB messages?"</blockquote>



Possibly. Ask him like "What would you be replacing? And was this in the storage unit?" Try to get him to open up a bit about it.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
11th Jul '13

eh it's just stuff, why stress over it through court or contacting them at all again. Just replace what you can and need and let the other stuff go. Easy peezy.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Ignorant Baby -tko-:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" If he's willing to replace the stuff, why take him to court? Give him a chance to do the right thing."</blockquote> This."


To add on to my previous message. I also don't trust that they wouldn't run to my dad who shovels them out of everything. My dad has already offered to pay/replace the things they stole and my dad shouldn't keep paying for my sister and her boyfriends bad choices. He isn't quite in his right mind these days and I'm sure if they went to him, he would just help them out and that's not them doing the right thing.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
11th Jul '13

I'd keep the messages just in case, and go talk to a lawyer. Maybe message him and ask him exactly what he is willing to replace?

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Mama❍:" eh it's just stuff, why stress over it through court or contacting them at all again. Just replace what you can and need and let the other stuff go. Easy peezy. "


Because unfortunately, I don't just have the money laying around to replace these things. We currently live pay check to pay check and I shouldn't have to dish out the 400 to replace the things I NEED IMO.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Mama❍:" eh it's just stuff, why stress over it through court or contacting them at all again. Just replace what you can and need and let the other stuff go. Easy peezy. "


So they should get away with stealing her stuff and SHE should replace it? No.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7; 2 kids; Crockett, Tx, United States 26727 posts
status 11th Jul '13

Text messages, Facebook message, emails are hard to hold up in court. You can't prove who actually wrote the messages even if they are coming from his name



Try to get them to truly replace it.