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I had a roomate and we set up a joint bill account. this roomate

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I had a roomate and we set up a joint bill account. this roomate went on a rampage and damaged personal property. the police were called but he had already fled. i pressed charges and a warrent was issued. a few days later i went to the bank to get his name off the account but the bank capital one informed me he had to be there with me to do so. obsevely that wasn't possible and i just canceled his debit card a three days after that he went into another branch and withdrew 500 from the account and i tried to make a police report but the police told me that wasn't something i can make a report for.what can i do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  joelaws8 replied 3 years ago.
Good morning and thank you for the question.

The police advised you correctly regarding the account. Since he had lawful access to the account, he did not commit a crime by withdrawing money from hit.

Your recourse here is to sue him for the $500 he took, the amount of damages to your property, any legal fees, and court costs.

for info on small claims court in LA.

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Expert:  joelaws8 replied 3 years ago.

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