Los Angeles, CA asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Products Liability for California

Q: My friend was lied too from her friend saying he'd pay for a phone account (proof) She gave money. He never paid for it.

My friend was in a family plan with friends including her ex-boyfriend. Her account needed to be paid for the month with $40. Due to the break up of her boyfriend, her ex's best friend said that she needed to pay a transfer of $20 to get out of the family plan plus $40 for that month's service. So she paid him $60. What she found out afterwards was that the "transfer" doesn't exist, and that he didn't pay for the month's service either. So he practically stole $60 from her. We tried to confront him at his home, but he never opened the door. We also have text messaging proof of him saying the reasons for the $60, which was a lie. Can he get in trouble for technically stealing?

1 Lawyer Answer
Roland Bakhache Perez
Roland Bakhache Perez
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Civil small claims court case, attorneys can not represent you on small claims court matters, you go before the judge with the facts and proof.

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