Robin's restitution aid
Organized by: Robin Anderson
I feel terrible to have to do this, but in 2010 I did something very stupid. My son was in college and I was working 3 jobs to try to keep him there. One of those jobs was cleaning and running errands for a woman that I got very close to like a mother. One day as we were paying her bills together I tore out an extra check by accident and instead of giving it to her, I kept it. I paid my son's rent for the rest of the semester. I felt terrible from the minute I did it, because I wasn't raised like that. Not long after that the woman's niece starting checking her accounts and I got caught. BUT she thought I had taken a lot more than I did because the lady I worked for was constantly withdrawing money out of her accounts for fear the government was going to take it. I ended up doing 5 years probation. I've never done anything so stupid like this before and never will again. But this past week I got a letter in the mail stating that the family wants the whole $19,000 paid within 10 days or there will be a warrant for my arrest. I live paycheck to paycheck. I don't have this kind of money and no credit to borrow it. I'm desperate or I wouldn't be doing this. PLEASE! If anyone out there has anything they can contribute to help me it would be greatly appreciated! I know this is a stretch, but I've heard of people raising tons of money to make potato salad so who knows? At this point, I have to try. I'm terrified of going to jail and leaving my dogs with someone. Thank you in advance for reading this and if you can help then God bless you!