Friend wanting to press charges for doing him a favor

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    Friend wanting to press charges for doing him a favor

    Me and my friend stayed at a casino hotel for a couple of days.He was doing meth the whole time we was there. He was so geeked out he didnt leave the room for a day and a half. He asked me a few times to go get money for him out of the atm so he could get more dope and other things. I did as he asked. He gave me his pin no. Well monday rolls around and hes sobered up and sends me a text saying if I dont pay him $1200.00 hes going to press charges. he said i took his card without permission...FACT-How did I know his pin no. if he didnt give it to me. Ive got text messages from the dates in question asking where his dope is and other things. Ive got a witness who seen him give me the card. I dont have 1200.00 to give him. Its like he spent all his money and when he sobered now he wants me to pay for it. I have a little boy who depends on me. Please tell me what I can do if the cops get involved which Im sure they will.Hes going to try and tell them I didnt have permission which in fact I did. Please help.


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    You should basically tell the police the same thing you wrote here. Give them all the information, names of witnesses, your text messages, etc... If what you say is correct, hopefully the police will be able to confirm that. I would also stay away from this friend of yours. It looks like you could get into a lot of legal trouble because you are very close to helping him obtain illegal drugs.
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    So you are worried that your dope smoking friend is going to call the police on you, and attempt to press charges claiming that you took out money from his ATM card, money that you gave him to buy dope.....yea, I don't think that's going to happen. I would call the police and let them know your friend is "holding." Use that word, they love it.

    On a more personal note, get better friends.
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    P.S. if you can, forward the text messages to your e-mail and print out or save and don't delete, phone companies don't keep text messages on their system so unless you have them you won't be able to prove he sent the texts. Also, let him know you have these messages and a witness who will testify on your behalf and he threatens you one more time you'll be the one to go to the police about his little drug ventures. To press charges against you he would actually have to prove that you did not have authorization to use his card, which will be kind of difficult given the passcode and the witness who saw him give you his card, plus messages. I wouldn't take his BS threats seriously. But agreed with others - you should rethink your friendship with this person.


 

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