Last year I lived in an apartment with three other roommates. We all pitched in equally for the security deposit. At the end of the year, me and two of the other roommates decided to find a new place as that our other roommate had turned to drugs and appeared to be close to dropping out of school. Our other roommate picked up the security deposit after our lease ended (just under $1000) and told us he would get us our share soon. After months of hounding him he admitted that he dropped out of school and his parents cut him off so he used our security deposit to pay two months of his rent. He ended up getting evicted anyway and is now saying that he won't be returning any of our money. Is there any way we can force him to reimburse us?