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You have claims against this woman and the man for Defamation (Slander/Libel) for falsely reporting you for a crime, Conversion for taking your possessions, and Fraud for taking your money. You can sue her and the man for conspiracy in these events. If you win, you will be able to obtain damages in the form of money for the injury to your reputation and the value of the property which she took.
Because the value of your claim is most likely higher than $5,000.00, you will need to file this in the civil circuit court in your county. This would be best done by hiring a civil attorney. However, it is possible for you to do yourself with a lot of effort.
You will need to file this suit by filing a "petition" which lists defamation, conversion and fraud as the reasons you are suing and stating the facts you tell me here. You can find forms for this sort of complaint at: http://www.uslegalforms.com/civilactions/west-virginia/
You will need to figure out the value of all the property she has taken. You may also need to hire a private investigator to see if you can get some photographs of her with your property or any other useful information.
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