OOOH I am soo mad.
Yesterday I had to have my brand new car towed away because it was sounding very strange. I then had to bum a ride to the dealership (which is almost an hour away) and deal with the hassles of getting a rental car. I got the rental car and then had to stop at the dollar store because the dog broke the phone cord at home and we were unable to use the phone. Then a pit stop to 7-11 which landed me home about 7PM.
I ran in the house to make a call and left my purse in the car. While I was in the house my 17 year old and 13 year old and 17 year old’s NEW friend were sitting in the car listening to the cd player. They got out when they were done and 13 year old locked the doors.
17 year old then grilled hamburgers directly in front of the car.
We ate (which this was all in about an hour time span)
I went out to the car and my purse was stolen.
I called the police and filled out a report. Everything is gone. picture ids, license, social security card, debit card, Visa, checkbook you name it…it was gone.
I suspect 17 Year olds new friend stole it as he was the only one (other then the boys) in the car. The car interior is all black and my purse is very small (the size of a thin wallet) and it too is black. It would have been hard to see it unless you were in the car. But I have no proof that this kid took it.
I went to the bank as soon as the doors opened this morning and we sat down and reviewed my financial history as best I could remember. You know last charges on my debit card…last check written…etc. Then we found out that the person who stole my wallet CHARGED $300 TO MY DEBIT CARD between the hours of midnight and 3AM. The person called Ft. Lauderdale and the police feel it is a porno phone line because one phone call was for $95.
The bank said in order to file fraudulent charges I needed a police report. So I called the police while I was in the bank but the police would not fax a report. They said I had to come in person to get it and they needed a copy of my drivers licesnse. I told them that my license was stolen and she said well I need it. Luckily the bank had a picture of my drivers license from 8 years ago from when I opened the account. So I then proceeded to the police dept.
I get to the police dept and get the report and it was WRONG. It said I DECLINED to have finger prints taken from my car because I had to run errands. Well I threw a big hissy fit cause that was not true and I felt it looked to outsiders as I was not being cooperative. I told the cop that I was never asked about fingerprints and the cop saw me follow him out the door when he left my house last night. I didn’t run errands I was driving in the neighboorhood to see if whoever stole my purse ditched it after they stole what they wanted. So I was at the police station for hours!!! I had my car fingerprinted (but they coulnd’t lift prints because of the condensation from the night before) I filled out a supplement to my report which clearly states I was never asked about having prints taken.
I then proceed back to the bank. I am then informed that I must have a VALID DRIVERS LICENSE IN ORDER TO FILE FRUAD PAPERWORK!!! UGH!!!
I told her I didn’t have one but coulnd’t they use the picture ID that they already had. NO! She said that license expired years ago.
So I drove all the way to the drivers license division (45 min) away and stood in another line. Only to be insulted by a rude lady that did not want to be helpful. She told me if I wanted more information I needed to get to the back of the line (MINIMUM WAIT WAS 4 HOURS IN LINE) I then asked her if I could get an internet address and do it on line. She gave me an address.
I then drove to work.
The internet address for the drivers license didn’t work. NATURALLY! So I hunted and pecked and found info. What did it say? It said YOU MUST GO INTO THE DRIVERS LICENSE TO GET A DUPLICATE IF YOUR LICENSE IS STOLEN! UUUUGHGHG!!!
So I found the closest one to where I work and I call for the remainder of the day. THe number was always busy or no one anwsered. So I am just going to have to go at lunch tomorrow.
So that is the game plan. Get the license tomorrow then go to the bank the following day and file fraudlent paperwork. According to the bank after an investigation I may be able to get my money back but there is no guarentee.
The bank just called as I was writing this and there is another charge for $59.70 on my card to the phone line again. It is called GCI Star Phone.
I am hoping that my memory of what checks I wrote is true cause if I am wrong there will be a stop payment on whatever checks try to come thru.
I called 17 year old and told him I KNEW his friend stole my wallet and he could not convince me any differently. He got mad and hung up on me. Not before yelling obsenities. So what do I do? Do I tell 17 Year old that his friend is forbidden to my house? I don’t actually have proof that he stole it but I feel so certain inside.
The other point I want to make is that the car is a rental. It is highly unusal I think that someone would attempt to get into a car that they are unfamiliar with in the neighboorhood in broad daylight. The car was not left unattended for a long period of time.
I feel violated, angry and so frustrated with the system!