Legal Question in Civil Litigation in North Carolina

My ex roommate went though my mailbox, opened my mail, activated my EBT card with MY social security number and used up all $200.00 on the card. Can I take her to court for that?"

Asked on 9/29/11, 7:30 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

This is a criminal matter. Not only did your roommate tamper with the mail (a federal offense), but she stole your card and committed financial crimes.

You can tell her to either restore the funds or you will file a report with the police. Then go and file the report if she calls your bluff and put the criminal apparatus into motion.

Once the charges are brought, if she is convicted or pleads guilty or if some kind of dismissal is in the works, make sure that she is required to pay you restititution.

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Answered on 9/29/11, 8:27 pm


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