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Good morning. This action gives you both a cause of action in the civil court and the right to prosecute criminally. You should let her know personally that this is not going to be tolerated by bring the hammer down. You can send her a letter by certified mail giving her a chance to pay this back within a short specified period of time first if she wants to avoid the following action or you can proceed directly to taking the following action. First, file a civil suit for breach of fiduciary duty
and fraud...asking the court to award you both actual damages plus punitive damages
due to the fraudulent act. Second, contact the district attorneys office and pursue criminal charges for both embezzlement
and fraud. These actions on your part will likely cause her to re-think her situation and return the money quickly.
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