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Do you see this as stealing?
by Tipsen
July 23, 2013 at 11:58 AM
My brother was homeless and on the streets using drugs at the beginning of this month. He called me one day and told me he was getting clean and needed a place to stay. I told him he could stay in my sun room and only be inside while I am here. Well he got a new job and he got his first paycheck Friday. He did not come back to my house again till Sunday. Sunday he came to me and said he had deposited all his paycheck in a new bank account and because he didnt have a card he could not get money out till Monday. He wanted to borrow $40 to get his phone turned back on. I let him borrow it. I told him I wanted it back monday. Well Sunday night he did not come in and his phone was still disconnected. Monday/yesterday he asked if he could stay here. I told him sure as long as he had the $40. He gave me $40 and I layed it on the counter. He knocked on the door at 7am and asked if he could take a shower. I let him. Well I dozed on the couch. When I got up for the day the $40 is gone. My husband says he didnt touch it, and he dont rememer seeing it. the only other person in this house is my 3 year old. I of course can't get a hold of my brother because his phone is disconnected. Do you view this as stealing?


  • Osstie
    by Osstie
    July 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Yep. That's stealing. It's not honest.

    What are some ways he's trying to get clean? Is he going to meetings?

  • PISCIS29
    July 23, 2013 at 12:06 PM
    I kinda do
  • ZanGabeAlyJo
    July 23, 2013 at 12:17 PM
    Yes because it was given to you, and then became yours.
    What is he doing to get clean?? Because in my opinion, from what you have said, it seems like he could still be out partying and possibly doing drugs...
  • tattedmommi
    July 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM
    Yea, are you positive it wasn't your kid? mine love money! But sounds like he's getting high
  • RADmomma
    July 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    Sounds like it to me.
  • jhslove
    by jhslove
    July 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM



  • BeccaJoy622
    July 23, 2013 at 2:07 PM
    Definitely stealing. He doesn't sound clean to me :/
  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    July 23, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Yes, sadly, stealing.  Isn't $40 the standard drug cost or something like this.

  • moonlight311
    July 23, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    \well yes

  • mysticalmalissa
    July 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM


    Sounds like he has been lying to you since you let him in your house.

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