How to proceed with a fraudulent charge made with my credit card?

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How to proceed with a fraudulent charge made with my credit card?

My credit card was stolen by my roommate (separated wife while going through divorce trails) and was used to make 4 purchases totaling over $1700. The account is not a joint account nor is she an authorized user. She admitted to using the card while I was not present (at work) and refuses to pay me back or return the products purchased. This occurred 2 years ago and I have since been working on it with local police (report was filed), the bank, and store (where the purchases are made.) But all 3 keep pointing fingers to whom will help me handle this case. What is my course of action?

Asked on August 8, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, California

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your "roommate" improperly used your credit card and will not pau you back then given the $1,700 amount owed you it seems that your recourse would be small claims court. I would write her a note (keeping a copy for future use and need) demanding repayment by a certain date. If not done so, then legal recourse seems to be in court.


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