If you had a chance to read my Aloha Friday post then you know that last Thursday night many of our things were stolen from our car. In total I think we lost over $6000 worth of stuff.
On top of all the actual material possessions I have also had to deal with my banking, checking and credit card fraud issues. I had no idea just how underhanded and criminal people could be. I always thought that if someone stole from me that I would be forgiving, maybe they are in a worse situation than myself and they were desperate.
Needless to say, I don't think that anymore.
Now I just think that the buttholes that stole from me are just plain criminals, no remorse, nothing. They have been cruising to Walmart like its going out of style, trying every card I own to see if they had an available balance and then some. They even went as far as using my checkbook and social security number information to fraudulently pay off a couple of my accounts and then charge them right back up.
For some reason I had envisioned the thieves as men. I have no idea why, just blame it on TV I guess. I have since found out that it is a couple, if not more people, that are responsible. The only hope that I have of catching them is that they are stupid enough to try to use my cards everywhere that there are security cameras. I totally sucks though just how long it takes the detectives on the case to obtain the security footage.
I have also found what I believe to be a few of my possessions on Craigslist. The detectives won't bother with the trying to set up a meet for them unless I can tell from pictures posted on Craigslist that 100% without a doubt that is my stuff. I get that they don't want to waste their time if in fact the person on Craigs isn't the criminial but come on, they won't even try! If they would go with me to meet them I know that I would be able to tell in person if its my stuff or not. My laptop and my video camera have specific serial numbers that I can check it against if I had the chance to.
I am so pissed at this situation. I feel helpless. I don't even want my stuff back off of Craigslist. I just want some justice. I want the satisfaction that at least one person was caught in connection with this crime. I guess only time will tell if I will get what I want.
What bothers me the most is the thought that a ton of my stuff is probably just sitting in a dumpster somewhere because it held no value to the thieves, only to me. Things like my clothes, my favorite jeans, the cheap silver jewelery that I bought on my honeymoon and worst of all my antique, beaded black hand bag that belonged to my great grandmother. That one kills me.
Let's not forget that I had to walk around looking like a zombie for a couple of days because all of my makeup, brushes and hair accessories were stolen too. Thankfully I have a mother that loves me and she offered to buy me some makeup and clothes to tide me over until I get paid by the insurance company.
I have been on the phone the entire weekend as well as all of today trying to get things sorted out as much as I can. So beyond stealing my material possessions, identity, money and sentimental treasures they are STEALING MY TIME too! I wouldn't wish this type of torture on my worst enemy. It sucks.
As soon as I can I will get back to posting reviews and giveaways. I have a ton lined up but all of my time has been sucked into resolving bank fraud and my stolen identity. Hopefully things will be getting back to normal soon.