I had a friend Who was Doing time in an adjacent state. At the beginning of her sentence (14 years[4 before she made parole]) she asked me if I would help her out with the promise to repay me when she was released and paid her fines, court costs, etc. it been 3 years since she has been out. She went to work immediately paid said cost, and I still have not seen a dime of probably close to $30,000(according to my receipts)... is that wire fraud? Federal even, since state lines were crossed and phones were used to transfer funds?
Failing to pay a debt is not a crime. You can sue her civilly to try to collect what you lent her, but you are not going to get her prosecuted. Your best bet may be to discuss a payment plan with her.
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