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I have a debt...

I have a debt from a theft in 2005 from an old employer. I have been paying them regularly and recieving letters from a debt collector law firm. i still owe 17,000 and have received a final notice letter to pay in full. Should I or how should i respond.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

PA

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I was never arrested for it. I have not been sued either but have made monthly payments to the law firm

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 11 months ago

Do you have a written payment agreement with the employer regarding the payment plan?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
it was in 2005 when i sat down with loss prevention which told me take how ever long you need to repay back. i have no copies of this file and unsure if the company or lawyer would at this time since it was 2005. the total amount owed was 49,000 and still owe 17,000 which i pay in small increments monthly over the last 12 years
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 11 months ago

Thank you for the additional information.

If you have no written agreement and have been making voluntary payments then they can demand full payment at any time.

Contact the collection agent by certified mail. Demand from them written documentation of the obligation. If they can not provide it then demand they stop contacting you. It is unlikely the employer will be able to sue or initiate any criminal proceeding so long after the incident and without any signed document from you.

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