Brother took off with out paying

Money Going down  - Money going down the drain, or shall I say the toilet
@CatEyes (2449)
United States
October 4, 2007 11:11am CST
Ok, I left my soon to be ex husband and I got a nother cell phone so that I could talk to my lawers and so forth. Well my brother did not have good credit and could not get a cell phone unless it was prepaid. Well I put him on my cell phone plan and then he runs the bill up and moves to IN and leave me with a 800 bill plus he owes me 400 for a loan for a car. His car had been crashed and they needed 500 so I gave hime my money I had saved up for over 6 months and he was supposed to pay me back the following paycheck. And then he was supposed to pay me for babysitting for 3 months. Well that was supposed to be for 3.000 per month (real cheap) Did I see any thing????no. ANd he started a huge fight so he could use it as an exuse. Any way//he left his garage sale stuff here + his other stuff and he want me to send him the proceeds of the garage sale. Should I just keep the money and sale everything or should i be nice and give it to him?????
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8 responses
• United States
4 Oct 07
Personally, I would say you should draw up an invoice for all of the things that he owes you, sell his garage sale stuff (and whatever other stuff you plan to sell of his), and then send him the invoice with the amount he made marked as well, so he can see how much he owes you still.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I agree with this statement. Also I hope that you have shut off that cell phone. If you speak to him first tell him you have too because you can't afford the bill he ran up, I would take him to court for everything. Small claims court will at least settle up what he owes you and make it crystal clear. I'm sure he owes you far more then you could ever get with selling his things at a garage sale.
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• Canada
5 Oct 07
OMG you have every right to keep the money for what he owes you. It probably won't even come close but at least it's something. I don't understand why family does this to eachother grrrr I have a couple family members the same way and it drives me crazy. I don't speak to them anymore because they pushed me way too far the last time. But yea the money is yours to keep definately
@magilives (261)
• Australia
5 Oct 07
Sell it all and keep the money. Do you really think if you send the money to him that he will pay you the money he owes you?
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@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
4 Oct 07
It sounds like he owes you over $10,000 bucks. If you do the sale, he wouldn't see one red cent! And talk to your lawyer about charging him with theft. There is something called an interstate uniform act that can have him picked up and IN and returned to your state to face these charges. Maybe if he's facing jail he'll cough up the bucks!
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• United States
4 Oct 07
After what he did I would keep the money! What type of garage sale stuff is it? Will you be able to make enough to cover what he owes you? I have a brother and he would never do anything like that. I think your brother has a lot of nerve asking you to send the proceeds of the garage sale; when he skipped town owing you all that money.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I think he's got alot of gall to ask you so send him any money considering how much he owes you already. Some ppl are that way and don't think nothing of it. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Wow. Darn CatEyes, when can a person say enough already? I mean, the first two times a person, regardless if they're family or not, screws me over, it's done with until they pay up and then pay in advance (babysitting). I would not give him the proceeds to the yard sale but keep it as money owed/money paid. You're in a situation now that you can't be giving money away like that for you need it for yourself to make a living. Your brother has taken full advantage of you and is doing everything he knows to do to keep from paying you back. I say keep the money and tell him to take you to court if he "thinks" he can get it from you. The judge will laugh at him!
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@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Keep the money! Kick him off your cell plan! He's using you big time!