Manvel, TX asked in Identity Theft for Texas

Q: A friend of mine took a fair amount of money from my debit card without my permission. What do i do against her?

She took a total amount of $1500 from the debit card that is issued under my name and an additional $3000 in which I lent her. But she promised that she was going to pay everything, but she keeps failing to meet her ends. I was wondering if there is anything I could do regarding this matter.

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Matthew Valley
Matthew Valley
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Assuming this is relatively recent and not past the statute of limitations:

If she used your debit card without your authorization you can file a police report and hope the county decides to file a criminal case against her. You also have the option of pursuing a judgment in small claims court for the amounts stolen and borrowed. You could do both.

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