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Identity Theft

Discussion in 'Expert Witnesses & Investigators' started by JMN5, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. JMN5

    JMN5 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My mom took out $175,000 in student loans in my name. She forged my signature on the actual loan and the check cashed. 5/7 loans have been deemed fraugulent, but there at still 2 left. One I signed the loan not knowing but did not sign the check. The other was an online electronic signature that does not provide much evidence. My mother would transfer me money for housing expenses while I was in school, but I was not aware that it was my own student loans. She does have bipolar disorder and all of the money was taken out within a two year period. She would spend excessively on me as a child so i really did not make the connection. I am trying to figure out if I can get her records from her psychiatrist to prove that she is bipolar and how to go about that. She also had a bankruptcy when I was young and I am not sure if proof of that will help. She has a history of stealing from Wal-Mart and my uncles business so this is not the first time.I didn't go hungry but I know that I did not spend $175,000. I decided to prosecute her and now she counter sued me for one million for emotional distress. I am currently a social worker and can't afford either clearly. I really need some guidance as to what I can prepare since it's going to be a fight.
     
  2. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Her complaint for emotional distress won't go anywhere. Don't worry much about that.
    Have you reported all of this to law enforcement? If so, they will handle most of it. You may just have to provide some papers, a statement, and eventually show up in court to testify.

    You have quite a mess on your hands. You should seek the assistance of a local attorney to try and clear up your credit and to deal with any collections against you. Even if your mom is prosecuted, the loans are in your name and they will be coming to you for payment.
     
  3. disagreeable

    disagreeable Well-Known Member

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    So where did you think the money came from? The money tree you had in your back yard growing up? This appears, on the surface, to be a scam, with the parties having a falling out.
     

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