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    Pressing Charges for Theft

    i live in NYC
    last weekend my friend had a party at a house. During the party about 700 in cash was stolen from my friends downstairs neighbors house. i did not steal the money and also have no idea how they got into the neighbors house. The neighbor has said that if he is not paid back he will press charges. My friend told me that i had to pay 100 dollars because i got to the house earlier than most of the people at the party. can his neighbor press charges against me? do i have to pay this money? i might pay it anyway just to help out my friend but i wanted to know if the neighbor could press charges against me. Thanks

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    Do you go into your the neighbor's house? If not, I wouldn't do anything. He has to have some sort of proof. The problem sound like it's your friend's, not yours.
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    i did go into the house for the party. but so did everyone else who went to the party. does that mean that we could all be charged with theft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhaber9 View Post
    i did go into the house for the party. but so did everyone else who went to the party. does that mean that we could all be charged with theft?
    Yes, if there is proof you all took the money. No proof=no charges.

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    Get new friends....and don't pay anybody anything. Tell him to tell his neighbor to go to the police and make a report. See how far that goes. I can tell you right now, it is dead in the water with the NYPD and they will not investigate other than write a report.
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    If you didn't steal the money and don't know who did , dump your friend and find others. If the threat of calling the police scares someone into returning the money......so be it.
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    Unfortunately there was a thief among the partygoers who decided to steal the money. Your buddy who lives there trying to take up funds to pay is a**nine. I guess I can see the reasoning behind it to make amends with his neighbor. There's no way the neighbor can prove who stole it unless someone witnessed the theft and came to him about it. Basically a report would have to be filed and if someone gets assigned to the case, they would have to attempt to interview everyone that was at the party to discover who the thief is. Likely not going to happen. Maybe the neighbor can sue in small claims court and attest some sort of negligence on the part of your friend to attempt to get his money back, but unlikely. Bottom line, I wouldn't pay shiite unless you just want to be a nice guy.

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