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i'm curious to know, would i be able to sue someone for the money they stole from me, even if they were convicted of comitting that crime against me?

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Sure, in fact it helps your case b/c the conviction and anything said in court can be used by you as evidence in civil trial. A criminal conviction does NOT prevent he defendant from being sued in civil court.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Thank you Eli for your fast reply.

 

This particular person stole my debit card, and used it to steal money out of my checking account at a drive thru ATM machine. He was caught on camera stealing the money, and was arrested and sentenced to about 9 months in prison. The bank reimbursed me for the money he stole, plus all of the overdrafting he caused on my account. He was released on June 10th.

 

If i were to sue him for the 541 dollars that the bank reimbursed me for, what evidence would i need? and what would be my first step into getting everything started?

 

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Criminal Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
Oh hang on, if you already got reimbursed, that means you do not have a loss to claims against him really. You COULD have sued him for intentional/negligent infliction of emotional distress, but that's for district court. The sum of $541 falls into small claims an an IIeD claim is just not heard there. Sorry, there is not reason to sue him now that you got your money back. It'll just be seen as vindictive, and you won't get much damages.

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